Kendrapara, October 19 (LocalWire): The police have arrested 12 people for illegally transporting over 25 cattle, mostly heifers and bulls in a container at Kandira Chhack under Rajnagar police station on Friday night.
The cattle-laden container was stopped at Kandira Chhack after animal activists received information about it and accordingly informed the police.
The cattle were being transported from Rajnagar to the slaughter-houses in Kolkata.
The police seized the cattle laden container and a four-wheeler.
“We also arrested 12 cattle smugglers. The animals were packed in the vehicle and some were trampled upon by others as there was little space.
There was no space left for the cattle even to move their heads,” Rajnagar police station IIC Tapan Kumar Nayak said, adding that the police is investigating the case.