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Five arrested for carrying beef, smuggling cattle in Jharkhand

Press Trust of India  |  Jamshedpur/Pakur (Jharkhand) 

Five people, including a couple, were arrested for allegedly carrying beef and smuggling cattle in East Singhbhum and districts here, the police said today.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team today intercepted a couple travelling on a scooter near in and seized 40 kg beef from them, in-charge of station Laxman Prasad said.

The accused were identified as and his wife Noor Ayesha, residents of Shastri Nagar area, he said.

Slaughter of cows and oxen is banned in Possession and consumption of their meat is also prohibited.

Meanwhile, three cattle smugglers were arrested and 52 cattle recovered from two different places in during a joint raid by a Quick Response Team and the district police last night, sources said.

On the basis of a tip-off, a raid was conducted on the orders of of Police Shailendra Prasad Burnwal, police sources said, adding that the cattle were meant to be smuggled to the neighbouring state of

The accused were identified as Sadhan Sen, and All three are residents of district, the sources said.

Sen was engaged in illegal smuggling of cattle and timber, they said.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 22:30 IST