Khurda: Four cows were found dead while 54 others were rescued from a truck by police at Nirgundi toll gate on NH-16 of Khurda districts today.
The matter come to light after locals detained the vehicle and later informed the police. As per reports, the cattle were being illegally transported from Begunia area of the district to Kolkata.
On being informed, Tangi police reached the spot and arrested the truck driver. Further investigation into the incident is on, added sources.
Meanwhile, the incident sparked a minor tension in the area as locals created ruckus demanding immediate action against the accused.