Rural police on Thursday have arrested three persons on the charges of transporting a herd of cows, calves, buffalos and oxen illegally and cruelly in three trucks. The cops have rescued 41 cattle and seized the trucks and other stuff worth Rs 20,50,000 from the three accused.
According to police, the Deputy Superintendent Police (Nagpur Rural) Navnath Dhawle, during patrolling, received a tip-off that some persons were dumping the cattle in the trucks in cruel manner and transporting them for sale. After the tip-off at about 5.45 pm on Thursday, the police official and his team kept a watch near Gahuhiwra Bypass on National Highway-7 and caught the three accused truck (MH-28/B 8824) driver Mohd Imran Mohd Ibrahim (22), resident of Kamptee, truck owner Latir Ahmed Abdul Ganvi (40), resident of Kamptee and truck (MH-12/HD 3718) driver Sheikh Shahnawaz Sheikh Mahboob (21), resident of Kamptee. The three accused were found cruelly dumping 2 buffalos, 26 oxen, 7 cows and 6 calves (valued at Rs 6,50,000) in three trucks worth Rs 20,50,000. The cops seized the three trucks and rescued the 41 cattle.
An offence was registered with Kanhan Police Station under Section 11(A)(D)(E)(F) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act against the three accused and subsequently placed under arrest. Further probe is underway.