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Truck carrying 18 buffalo calves seized in Aligarh, one arrested

The BJP workers took the truck to the police station along with the driver while two others managed to escape. The animals have been handed over to animal husbandry department for treatment.

lucknow Updated: Jun 24, 2017 15:49 IST
Pradeep Saxena
Pradeep Saxena
Hindustan Times, Aligarh
The accused failed to produce the documents of purchasing the calves.
The accused failed to produce the documents of purchasing the calves. (Representative Photo)

Aligarh Bharatiya Janata Party workers seized a truck containing 18 buffalo calves that were in transit allegedly for illegal slaughter near PAC colony on Ramghat road here on Friday.

The BJP workers took the truck to the police station along with the driver while two others managed to escape. The animals have been handed over to animal husbandry department for treatment. Police have registered case under Animal Cruelty Act on the basis of complaint lodged by BJP leader Pawan Khandelwal.

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According to sources, local BJP leaders Pawan Khandelwal and corporator Pushpendra Jadaun were on way to Tala Nagri when they noticed a truck parked near PAC colony carrying buffalo calves. There were three people including the truck driver near the truck. “On being inquired, they were told that the calves were being carried for slaughter,” said sources. However, the accused failed to produce the documents of purchasing the calves.

Meanwhile, two accused escaped from the venue. The BJP workers informed the police and took driver Mohd Danish to police station and handed him over to the police. The BJP workers have launched a massive search operation to trace two other accused. Later, they started demanding stern action against the guilty.

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After receiving information, mayor Shakuntala Bharti, BJP leaders Manav Mahajan, Manoj Sharma, Vaibhav Gautam and Dipak Sharma also came to police station and demanded senior sub inspector Sartaj Ali to take action under Animal Cruelty Act. Ali has assured the BJP workers of taking stern action against the people involved.