Balipatna, Mar 27: Tension gripped Basantamal area under Balipatna police limits in Khordha district after a vehicle reportedly engaged in illegal transportation of cattle was nabbed near the village this morning.
According to reports, the members of Bajarang Dal chased the vehicle, which was allegedly transporting three cows, near Basantmal. The members of the outfit rescued the animals and nabbed the three persons.
On being informed, the Balipatna police reached the spot and detained the trio.
Worth mentioning, Balipatna police seized over 20 quintal beef from Saheb Nagar slum under its jurisdiction on January 26. Police had received several complaints regarding cow slaughtering in the area.vLocals and members of Bajrang Dal, a Hindu outfit, alerted the police about beef smuggling in the area.vPolice conducted a raid in the slum and seized over 20 quintal beef stashed in 30 packets inside a house.