Angul: At least 15 trucks were intercepted by cow vigilantes at Bantala Chhak in Angul district for allegedly trafficking cattle illegally.
Acting on a tip-off, members of Bantala Gau Suraksha Mancha, RSS workers, Vishwa Hindu Parishad members and other outfits intercepted the cattle-laden trucks in the wee hours today. While the cow vigilantes stopped 8 vehicles during the raid, seven trucks managed to give a slip.
Each truck was laden with 40 to 50 cattle. Some of the cows were found dead inside the trucks due to jam-packed, following which tension ran high in the area.
Police rushed to the spot being informed about the incident and detained the drivers.