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Two trucks transporting meat stopped by police on information of cow vigilantes in Rajasthan

The vehicles are currently kept at the Bagru police station along with the men who were transporting the meat.

jaipur Updated: Oct 30, 2017 20:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Cow vigilantism,Gau rakshaks,Beef
Men driving the trucks said that they were going to Mumbai from Kolkata. (AFP/Representative picture)

Two trucks carrying meat were stopped by the Bagru police on Monday on suspicion that they were transporting beef.

Cow vigilante groups have claimed that the vehicles were stopped after their informants tipped off the police.

“Two trucks were stopped by the Bagru police and the meat will be tested by veterinary doctors of the Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC). The men who were driving the trucks said that they were going to Mumbai from Kolkata,” said deputy commissioner of police, west, Ashok Gupta.

He added if the JMC officials fail to identify the meat, samples will be sent to the forensic science laboratory (FSL) for further tests.

“In the meat packages it has been mentioned that it’s buffalo meat. But it could be only determined after the tests,” said Gupta.

Sadhvi Kamal ‘Didi,’ self-styled gaurakshak and president of the Rashtriya Mahila Gauraksha Dal said that the trucks were stopped after cow vigilantes informed the police.

“We received information that beef was being smuggled and some of our fellow gaurakshaks followed the trucks right from the time they entered the Rajasthan border. It was on our information that the police stopped the vehicles,” said Didi.

The vehicles are currently kept at the Bagru police station along with the men who were transporting the meat.

Even though till now there’s no evidence that the trucks were transporting beef, the sadhvi, however, appeared certain about the fact.

“I am absolutely sure that the meat is beef. Why would someone transport buffalo meat over such a long distance?” said Didi.

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 20:19 IST