Mysuru: The HD Kote taluk’s Antar Santhe police have effectively rescued over a hundred cattle that were being unlawfully transported to Kerala. This operation has led to the arrest of two individuals, ensuring the safety of over a hundred cows from illegal transportation.
Based on tips from local residents about the illicit cattle transport bound for Kerala, the police launched a raid. The cattle, which were heifers, were being transported in two containers and five Bolero vehicles. The police successfully intercepted and stopped the vehicles before they could cross into Kerala. However, upon encountering the police, the individuals operating the vehicles fled the scene. As a result, the police apprehended two suspects.
The animals that were saved, comprising cows, buffaloes, and calves, were originally intended for Kerala. Regrettably, some of these animals were discovered in a state of unconsciousness during the rescue operation. Presently, all the rescued heifers are being housed in a location near the Antarsanthe Police Station, and arrangements are being made for their transportation to Pinjarapole.
The police are currently engaged in thorough questioning of the two detained suspects. When reached for comment, Seema Latkar, the Superintendent of Police for Mysore District, verified that the raid was carried out in response to intelligence received.