Warangal Rural: Atmakur police arrested two persons in connection with cattle smuggling and rescued 37 animals on Sunday. The estimated worth of the seized cattle (including 35 bullocks and two cows) is Rs 4,92,000. They are in the age group of eight months to 30 months.
According to ASI, SK Mahmood, along with other staff, were checking vehicles near Katakshapur village on the Warangal-Eturungaram highway and found one lorry coming from Mulugu carrying cattle. “During the inspection, a lorry (AP 28, TE 3479) driver failed to produce proper documents about the purchase of the cattle.
He further added that he was bringing the cattle (35 bullocks and two cows) from Odisha state at the behest of one Shakeel, a cattle trader of Shadnagar, to sell them on the occasion of the Bakrid festival,” the ASI said. The accused Ahmed Salim (lorry driver) and Wasim (helper) are from the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The cattle were sent to the Goshala at Dharmasagar village in Warangal Urban district.