Mumbai: Police have recovered four tonnes of suspected beef at Naupara in Thane city of Maharashtra and arrested a person involved in this transport. A police official said in this regard on Friday. He said the accused has been identified as Lala Abdul Saiyad (55), a resident of Kurla in Mumbai. An official of the Naupara police station said the meat was seized on Thursday morning and is under investigation.
A Bajrang Dal worker, who was on a morning walk, informed the police at 5 am after seeing a truck parked on the roadside near Nitin Junction Company and suspicious activities of a man there. A police team that reached the spot recovered the suspected beef, which is estimated to be worth around Rs 9.90 lakh. The police official said the truck has also been seized.
A case has been registered in this regard under Section 429 (Killing or Disabling Cattle) of The Indian Penal Code and sections of the Maharashtra Animal Protection (Amendment) Act, 1995 and the Motor Vehicles Act. The official said police are trying to ascertain the source of the seized meat and where it was being transported.