Bhadrak (Odisha), Publish Date: Oct 1 2018
Unidentified miscreants have torched a truck and damaged four other vehicles after they found that cattle were being allegedly smuggled in the vehicles in Odisha’s Bhadrak district, police said.
The incident happened at Asurali under the jurisdiction of Dhamnghar police station Sunday, sparking tension in the area for sometime, said Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Manoranjan Samal.
Receiving the information, a group of people intercepted the vehicles and unloaded the cattle during which, they found four animals dead, the SDPO said.
The irate crowd then set the truck, in which the dead cattle were found, on fire and damaged four other vehicles.
The locals also resorted to road blockade protesting cattle smuggling.
Despite restrictions on cattle smuggling, illegal activities are still rampant in the district creating law and order problems at times, locals alleged. ( PTI )