PILIBHIT: In one of the biggest such hauls, police in Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh have seized 77 quintals of beef that was being transported from Lakhimpur Kheri district to Amroha in a mini truck. The meat was hidden under bags of rice husk. One person was arrested on the spot while two managed to give police the slip. An FIR has been lodged in the matter on Monday. According to SHO of Puranpur Kotwali police station, Rajesh Yadav, police said they had received a tip-off earlier in the day about transportation of a huge quantity of beef in a mini truck that was to pass via Puranpur in the early morning hours. Yadav added that police then set up a picket on the Pilibhit-Basti national highway near Chant Firozpur village and stopped the vehicle as it reached there.
UP cops seize 77 quintals of beef hidden under rice husk