Cuttack: Police rescued over 70 cows were being transported in a truck last night near Nigundi toll gate on NH-16 under Tangi police limits in Cuttack district and arrested one person in this connection.
According to reports, Tangi Police got a tip-off on the cattle laden 12-wheeler lorry truck late in the night following which a police team intercepted the truck near the toll gate. During search operation over 70 cows were found loaded in the vehicle under inhumane conditions. 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), the pilot vehicle and arrested the driver of the truck. 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. Acting on a tip-off we intercepted the vehicle and seized the cows. The animals would be sent to the Choudwar Goshala,” said Bimal Kumar Barik, IIC, Tangi Police Station.