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20 Cows rescued from train: 2 Roughed

20 Cows rescued from train: 2 arrested

Bhubaneswar, May 25: (By Debabrat Mohanty) We rescued 20 cows while being transported illegally in the train for slaughtering”, Bajrang Dal district coordinator Bhupesh Nayak said. Animal Welfare Board alleged Railway officials’ connivance in such unlawful act. “Building good rapport with top officials of Railway department, The accused duo has been tied to a pole at Bhubaneswar Railway station the train from Karnataka stood on the track for around two hours following the tension Around 20 cows were rescued from Kochuveli-Guwahati super-fast express at Bhubaneswar railway station service resumed after GRP and RPF officials intervened in the matter.The GRP started an inquiry to find out the reason behind cattle transportation. The duo is also being interrogated; a GRP official said. Three others including a veterinary doctor fled the spot in fear, reports said. However, the cows were being transported to a dairy farm, the duo said. According to reports, after getting information about the cattle being transported from Tamil Nadu to Shillong in the train, the Bajrang Dal activists waited for the express to arrive at Bhubaneswar railway station. As the train halted at platform no. 2 of the station at around 8.50 pm, The Bajrang Dal activists alleged the cows were transported for slaughtering. “We were tipped off by our activists in Srikakulam and accordingly intercepted last evening after activists of Bajrang Dal detained two persons and Hinduraksha Sangathan and People for Animals detained two persons and thrashed them after tying them to a pole for transporting cattle illegally in the parcel bogie of an express train.Around 20 cows were also rescued from the Kochuveli-Guwahati super-fast express. According to reports some cattle food was also seized while a veterinary doctor thrashed them for allegedly transporting the animals illegally in the parcel bogie of the train. While the activists handed over the duo to police, the activists entered into the parcel bogie and spotted the cows inside it. Tension gripped the spot as they beat two persons accompanying the cattle.GRP and RPF officials rushed to the spot, detained the two persons and rescued the cows following which normalcy was restored. Cattle traffickers are able to commit such crime”, said Debasis Patnaik, member of Animal Welfare Board.

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