Two nabbed, cow-hides seized

Rourkela: Two persons were arrested and a huge quantity of cow-hides loaded in a truck was seized by the police when it was being transported to neighbouring states.

Police said, cow hides weighing about 15 quintals loaded in a truck was seized from near Ring Road under plant site police limits last night and Manager Alam, the cow-hide businessman and the driver of the truck, Bishnu Jaiswal, were arrested.

Both were today produced before a local court which remanded them to jail custody.

Local VHP and Bajrangdal activists have demanded stern action against the cow slaughters and cow-hide smugglers which they alleged rampant in Rourkela city and other parts of Sundargarh district.

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