"The three Chinese persons are technicians working for China Coal India Pvt Ltd set up as a joint venture of India and China and are here to work on production augmentation project at a mine operated by Manganese Ore India Limited (MOIL) near Khapa," the press note added.
While a preliminary examination conducted on the same day by a government veterinary doctor concluded that it was cow meat, the police had sent a sample to the forensic science laboratory for a detailed analysis.
“A police team immediately raided the place and found five persons engaged in chopping meat. As the policemen entered the premises, three escaped scaling the boundary wall, but Rehan and Anees were caught. The meat and two calves tied from an iron pole were seized,” police said.