Police seize 70 cattle; four nabbed
In a success against illegal cattle traffickers, police seized two lorry trucks carrying over 70 cows near Visnisaran village on Giridih-Chtro NH road under Bengabad police limits in the district limits here on Thrusday afternoon and arrested the four drivers, said Giridih Superintendent of police SK Jha.
The raid was conducted after Giridih superitendent of police S.K. Jha got a tip-off on the cattle laden four-wheeler lorry trucks late in the afternoon. A police team led by Officer-in charge , Prithivi Sen Das ,which intercepted the truck near the NH and found over 70 cows which were being transported under inhumane conditions during the search. At least 8 cows were found sick in the vehicle also.
Police seized the vehicles, which were piloting it. However the someone others who were sitted in the vehicles managed to flee from the spot.
"The trucks were carrying an illegal cattle consignment from Bihar Malod area to Jharia of neighbouring West Bengal State. The seized cows would be sent to the Giridih Goshala,” said S.K.Jha,SP of Giridih.
Notably, Bengabad and Bagodar Police had seized a cattle-laden container truck from the NH-2 in the area in a similar fashion around 5 months ago and arrested few persons.
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