Lorry truck carrying over 70 cows seized in Choudwar, 1 held
KalingaTV News Network
Cuttack: In a success against illegal cattle traffickers, police seized a lorry truck carrying over 70 cows near Nigundi toll gate on NH-16 under Tangi police limits in the district limits last night and arrested the driver.
The raid was conducted after Tangi Police got a tip-off on the cattle laden 12-wheeler lorry truck late in the night. A police team which intercepted the truck near the toll gate found over 70 cows which were being transported under inhumane conditions during the search. At least 8 cows were found dead in the vehicle also.
Police seized the vehicle along with a Mahindra Scorpio (Registration No. OR 02 AT 9063) which was piloting it. However the driver of the Bolero managed to flee from the spot.
“The truck was carrying an illegal cattle consignment from Khordha district to Kolkata of neighbouring West Bengal State. The seized cows would be sent to the Choudwar Goshala,” said Bimal Kumar Barik, IIC, Tangi Police Station.
Notably, Tangi Police had seized a cattle-laden container truck from the NH-16 in the area in a similar fashion around 15 days ago and arrested eight persons.