Two persons have been arrested from powerloom town of Bhiwandi for allegedly transporting beef illegally, police said today. A police team was carrying out a check on Wednesday night at Padgha when it intercepted a tempo, travelling from Aurangabad to Mumbai, and found beef packed in drums, Padgha police station Inspector Bhaskar Pukle said.
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When quizzed, the driver and the occupant revealed that they did not have permission to transport beef, Pukle said, adding, the driver also did not have a driving licence. The tempo and beef, valuing at Rs 6 lakh, have been seized and the duo have been booked under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) and relevant sections of Maharashtra Protection of Cattle Act-1995, he said.