Kundapur, Mar 11, 2015: A Maruti Omni van which was illegally transporting animal pelts and horns was seized by the police near Koni village here on March 10, Tuesday.
The white colour Maruti van was passing through the Siddapur-Kundapur road when the police team tried to intercept it. However, the vehicle sped forth and those inside the vehicle abandoned it on the HMT Road before fleeing.
Police found 48 animal pelts and horns which were concealed behind the driver’s seat under a tarpaulin sheet. The total value of the seized goods has been estimated at Rs 2.5 lakh. Police said those who have escaped are Nasir from Kandlur and Jabbar, a resident of Kodi.