Thane (PTI): Police in Navi Mumbai have arrested six persons for allegedly stealing and butchering cattle owned by local farmers, an official said on Friday.

The accused, who are in their twenties, were arrested this week for stealing the animals from Panvel taluka in Raigad district of Maharashtra, he said.

"Earlier this month, two cases were registered in Panvel in which two local farmers alleged that unidentified persons stole their cattle from their sheds," Deputy Commissioner of Police (Panvel Zone-2) Pankaj Dahane said.

A rise in the cases of cattle theft was observed in the region. Following the complaints, the police team zeroed on the accused and arrested them, he said.

It was later found that after stealing the cattle, the accused also butchered them and sold their meat to slaughterhouses, he added.

The accused were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the police said, adding that a probe was on.

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New Delhi (PTI): Cases of cyber crime in the national capital nearly doubled in 2022, according to the latest report released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

The number of such cases rose from 345 in 2021 to to 685 cases in 2022, NCRB's comprehensive crime data for 2022 showed.

In 2020, the count was much lower with only 166 cyber crime cases, it added.

A senior official of Delhi Police said, "We are continuously working to promote cyber awareness and several campaigns are being carried out from time to time."