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Ludhiana neighbourhood forced to bear rotting ‘beef’

Rotting meat, suspected to be beef, recovered from an accident-hit truck on the national highway on Friday and dumped at Salem Tabri here as “case property” has forced the neighbourhood to bear foul smell for three days.

punjab Updated: Aug 29, 2016 23:13 IST
Tarsem Singh Deogan
Ludhiana

Rotting meat, suspected to be beef, recovered from an accident-hit truck on the national highway on Friday and dumped at Salem Tabri here as “case property” has forced the neighbourhood to bear foul smell for three days.

People will be relieved that the court of the chief judicial magistrate has allowed police to dispose of the carcasses, which they are going to do on Tuesday. “We will dump the meat at a suitable place near the Sutlej river,” Salem Tabri station house officer (SHO) inspector Jatinder Singh said on Monday.

The truck, loaded with beef, parked behind the Salem Tabri police station in Ludhiana on Monday. (HT Photo)

The mangled vehicle containing the meat was parked inside the police station earlier. “The smell was so unbearable, they had to take it to vacant space on Sunday on our request,” said Salem Tabri resident Darshan Lal. “It didn’t help, as wind carried the odour back into our houses.”

“The meat is case property, and we couldn’t dispose of it without the court’s permission,” said inspector Jatinder Singh. “It took all Saturday and even Monday to get the permission.”

The vehicle holding this smuggled meat is registered in Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. A police team is on its way to fetch the owner details.

After the vehicle collided with an SUV, the four men inside had fled.