Masula police rescue cattle bound for slaughter

April 11, 2018 07:54 am | Updated 06:43 pm IST - MACHILIPATNAM

The cattle that were rescued at Machilipatnam in Krishna district.

The cattle that were rescued at Machilipatnam in Krishna district.

The Machilipatnam police on Tuesday rescued 46 buffaloes and 26 oxen and seized two lorries in which they were being allegedly transported illegally to Tamil Nadu for slaughter.

On being informed by the locals, the Robetsonpet police intercepted the lorries bearing Tamil Nadu registration at the Three-pillar centre here. According to the police, eight persons, including two kingpins Kagitha Manikyala Rao and Suryadevara Sudhakara Rao belonging to Gudlavalleru in Krishna district, were arrested. The other accused included the drivers and cleaners of the vehicles.

“The accused bought the cattle in Gudlavalleru and surrounding areas to supply them to a slaughterhouse in Pollachi in Tamil Nadu,” said Robertsonpet Circle Inspector K. Vasavi. The police have handed over the cattle to the Machilipatnam Agriculture Market Committee. “We have registered cases against nine persons in connecting with the illegal transportation of the cattle for slaughter and investigation is on,” added Ms. Vasavi.

Top News Today

Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.