Mangalore: Police seize vehicle with 19 cows, calves - Culprits escape
Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)
Mangalore, Jul 10: In yet another case of alleged cattle trafficking, Mangalore rural police on Wednesday July 10 seized 19 cows and calves and a vehicle which was transporting them. However, the accused managed to escape.
The incident took place at Gurpur bridge at around 6.30 am.
The police were on their routine check when a Mahindra pickup, without number plate, passed by. The police signalled the vehicle driver to stop, but instead, in a bid to escape, the driver drove the vehicle in reverse.
The police chased the vehicle for a short distance. At the same time, another vehicle came on to the bridge, and the driver of the pickup could not drive any further and was forced to stop. The three persons inside got out and fled before the police could catch them.
After the persons escaped, the police inspected the pickup vehicle and found 19 cows and calves inside. The seized the vehicle and the animals were taken to the police station.
Out of the 19, four animals died soon after, sources said.
Mangalore rural police have registered a case.