Jagatsinghpur, November 19 (LocalWire): The police arrested five persons for illegally transporting cattle in Jagatsinghpur town on Tuesday morning.
As many as 15 animals, including 14 cows were rescued by the police after they seized the three vehicles that the smugglers were using to transport them.
Acting on a tip-off, the police stopped three trucks carrying cattle from Somanath at Hatapole of Jagatsinghpur.
It was found that the cattle were being illegally transported to slaughterhouses.
The accused persons have been identified as Nuran Sha and Mehebub Sha of Niali in Cuttack, Mirza Kabul and Mirza Sakil Baig of Ohala in Jagatsinghpur, and Ohit Khan of Nimapada in Puri district.
While the government has made laws to check cruelty on animals illegal cattle trading is on the rise in the state.