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Uttar Pradesh: 30 arrested for ‘smuggling’ buffaloes in Varanasi

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 04 Oct 2018, 05:55:12 PM
Uttar Pradesh: 30 arrested for ‘smuggling’ buffaloes in Varanasi (File Photo)

New Delhi:

In a crackdown against cow killing, at least 30 men were arrested at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly smuggling over 600 buffaloes, police said on Thursday.

The police, acting on a tip-off, seized nine vehicles on the National Highway-2 near Mirzamurad area on Wednesday. They buffaloes were being brought from Bihar to UP’s Unnao district, Senior Superintendent of Police Anand Kulkarni said.

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The 30 men included drivers, cleaners and cattle smugglers, the police said. They were found transporting around 100 dead buffaloes and 541 live buffaloes, the SSP said.

A case has been registered against them, Kulkarni added.

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First Published : 04 Oct 2018, 05:54:56 PM