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Illegal beef, sandalwood seized by Kota police; 1 arrested

Illegal beef, sandalwood seized by Kota police; 1 arrested

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Dec 25, 2014:  Over 50 kg of beef and   nearly 5 kg of sandalwood pieces  which were being illegally transported in a Maruti Omni van were seized by the Kota Police near the Kota Mahalingeshwara Temple on December 25, Thursday.  Though the people in the Omni  gave the cops a slip, a person named Abdul who had reportedly come to purchase beef from the accused has been arrested.

 illegal beef, sandalwood in udupi



It has been gathered that the beef was being transported to Udupi from Kadlur. The operation followed a tip off from the activist of a right wing organisation who grew suspicious on seeing the Omni and a person who arrived there in a two-wheeler reportedly to purchase beef.

Sources said two men in the  vehicle fled while Abdul who had come to purchase beef was arrested. Police said the  sandalwood blocks were hidden under the beef  in a storage compartment of the vehicle.

The Kota police are on the lookout for the two accused who have escaped.

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