The Tiruchanur police have seized a truck load of buffaloes and bulls close to Indiramma housing colony at Daminedu on the outskirts of the temple metropolis on Tuesday.
The truck was learnt to be continuing from Chilakaluripeta in Guntur district to an undisclosed location in Kerala.
Police suspect the truck to be delivered to the consignee forward of the Bakrid competition. Against the norm to move six animals, as many as thirty two bulls and nineteen buffaloes had been discovered within the truck.
The police shifted the animals to Padmavathi Goshala Sadan in Tiruchanur, the place they are going to be sheltered. “Shifting of animals is explicitly allowed only under special conditions and their transportation requires the Collector’s permission even between districts. However, these animals were being moved without proper certification,” says A.V. Krishna Rao, Secretary of Sri Radha Govinda Goraksha Samithi, who runs the Goshala.
The animals had been stuffed in a cargo car with their limbs and horns tied with ropes. “As the animals were being transported in an inhuman condition, they will undergo a medical test on Wednesday morning,” added Mr. Krishna Rao, who was previously a member of the cow safety and animal preservation committee.