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Over six tonnes of suspected beef seized, one held

Press Trust of India  |  Thane 

Over six tonnes of suspected beef was seized at Padgha in the district and one person was arrested, police said on Sunday.

The seizure was made on Saturday night, police said.

"Acting on a tip-off, a police team intecepted a tempo and found that it was carrying beef to Mumbai. Total 6,170 kgs of beef worth Rs 6,17,000 was seized along with the vehicle worth Rs 8 lakh," he said.

"The driver of the tempo was arrested and two others were booked. A case was registered against them under under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc) and also various sections of the Maharashtra Animal Protection Act, 1995," the official said.

An investigation into the case is on.

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First Published: Sun, May 05 2019. 23:45 IST