Mangaluru, Aug 9: In two separate operations in different places of Dakshina Kannada district, the police have seized six cattle and around 850 kilograms of beef today.
At Jakribettu village of Bantwal taluk, a team of police in intercepted a vehicle and arrested two persons for transporting beef.
The arrested are Abdul Jabbar, a resident of Thumbe Ramalkatte and Samseer, a resident of Bambila. Abdul Jabbar was driving the vehicle.
The police also seized around 850 kg beef from the vehicle. The police sources said that they seized the meet because the transporters had no valid documents. It is learnt that the beef was being transported to Central Market in Mangaluru for sale.
Meanwhile, the sleuths of District Crime Intelligence Bureau, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a tempo at Sonandoor Adthila near Poonjalkatte in Belthangady taluk and seized it along with six cattle.
The local police had reportedly received a call by a man, who had claimed that the “stolen” are being transported in the tempo.
Ravikanthe Gowda, Superintendent of Police of Dakshina Kannada said that the transporters abandoned the vehicle with the cattle by the roadside and fled in a car that was following them.
DCIB police have identified the suspects as Farooq Sajipa, a resident of Ammemmar; Jainu alias Jainuddin, Arafa and two other residents of Farangipet.
The Poonjalkatte Police have registered a case under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1960 and Section 66 of the 192(a) IMV Act.
Dakshina Kannada police seize 6 cattle, 850kg beef in separate operations