Probe ordered as 59 tonnes seized beef went missing in Kalaburagi
Kalaburagi: Karnataka police have ordered a probe into the case of missing beef of 59 tonnes seized in Kalaburagi district in the state, police said on Sunday.
It is being alleged that the police personnel who seized the beef are involved in the missing case also. After the seizure, the beef was kept at the cold storage from where it went missing.
The authorities have sealed the Taj Cold Storage located in Nandur Industrial area in the outskirts of the city after finding 61 tonnes of beef stored illegally in September last year.
In the recent past, the police which obtained permission from the court to dispose of the seized beef mentioned that they could dispose of only 2 tonnes among the 61 tonnes of beef.
It is alleged that the police have illegally disposed of the seized beef from the cold storage without the consent of the court.
Hunachiraya Moragi, an animal activist had lodged a complaint in this regard to Home Minister Araga Jnanendra and higher officials of the police department.
Kalaburagi DCP Addur Srinivasulu has stated that an investigation has been ordered into the disappearance of 59 tonnes of seized beef. A team will be headed by the ACP rank officer and if any illegality is found, the accused will be punished, he explained.