Staff Correspondent

Madikeri: The police seized a mini lorry transporting cattle to Kerala, at Kirgur near Ponnampet in Kodagu on Sunday.

Information received here said that the police had arrested eight persons, including the driver of the lorry from Kodagu.

The cattle were being taken to a slaughterhouse in Kerala.

The rescued cattle had been sent to Pinjrapole in Mysore.

Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah visited Kirgur and instructed the police to take steps to prevent transport of cattle to Kerala from Kodagu.