40 tonnes of cattle horns, bones seized in Chikkaballapur

Chikkaballapur : Police have seized as many as 40 tonnes of bones and horns of cows, buffaloes and other animals stacked in three trucks on the Bengaluru-Hyderabad national highway and taken three persons into custody, the police sources said on Friday.

Police said the preliminary investigations revealed that the arrested persons are drivers of the trucks and used to transport cattle horns and bones to the Gownipalli village in Bagepalli taluk from Hyderabad on Thursday .

The arrested have been identified as Sadakath Ali, Toufiq and Basheer Ansari.

The accused have told the police that the horns and bones of cattle were mixed with cattle fodder after being powdered. The Bagepalli police have disposed of the seized horns and bones in a forest area after obtaining permission from the court.

According to the Bagepalli police, the hunt is on to nab the owners of the vehicle and the gang which is involved in the trade of selling horns, bones of cattle in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana.