Mangaluru: A vehicle, a Force Traveller bearing registration number KA 19 AA 3678, carrying 16 cows was seized by the Barke Police at Durgha Mahal junction, Mannagudda here, on July 9.
On July 8, a press meet was held by the Vishwa Hindu Parishat (VHP) in which they had alleged that the police were not taking action against cow traffickers and were forced to stage a protest against the police and the government.
But on July 9, the police performed their duty and seized 16 cows along with the vehicle.
Some cows were found to be seriously injured and the leg of a cow was broken. Locals helped the Barke police in treating and shifting the cows from the Barke Police Station to the Fajir Goshala.
A case has been registered in the Barke Police Station and search is on for the culprits.