Truck allegedly carrying beef seized in Delhi; 2 held, cold storage sealed
A truck driver, allegedly carrying beef and camel meat, was arrested on Tuesday from northwest Delhi’s Keshav Puram area, police said.delhi Updated: Feb 14, 2017 23:25 IST
A truck driver, allegedly carrying beef and camel meat, was detained on Tuesday from northwest Delhi’s Keshav Puram area, police said.
The incident came to light on Tuesday morning after an activist associated with an NGO informed police after stopping the truck suspected to be carrying beef, they said.
It is suspected that the truck had come to the Jagdish cold storage located on Lawrence Road in Keshav Puram from Mewat region of Haryana, a police official said.
After news about the truck carrying meat spread, locals gathered outside the cold storage and staged a protest following which police force was deployed to ensure that the situation didn’t go out of hand, he said.
A case on charges of mischief by killing or maiming cattle, and other charges under the Delhi Agriculture Cattle Preservation Act, 1994 has been registered, the official said.
“The vehicle has been seized and the meat has been sent for the examination. The driver and helper of the truck have been detained. They used to work at the cold storage,” he said, adding that the cold storage has been sealed.
First Published: Feb 14, 2017 23:24 IST