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47 cattle rescued from truck in Nagpur after dramatic chase

Forty seven cattle being illegally transported in a truck were rescued by the police after a dramatic chase of around 40 kms, which ended with its driver abandoning the vehicle and fleeing from the spot here, an official said on Sunday. The incident occurred in the wee hours of Saturday, during which the truck driver broke through police barricades at two points and a barrier at a toll plaza on the outskirts before entering Nagpur city, the official said. Police received a tip-off in the wee hours of Saturday that a truck carrying some cattle would be passing by NH-47. Accordingly, a nakabandi was put in place at Kelwad. The truck arrived there around 4 am. The police signalled the driver to stop the vehicle, but he sped away instead, Kelwad police station inspector Suresh Mattami said. So we started chasing the truck. On the way, the truck also hit a car near Pipala village. We then alerted Patansaongi toll plaza operators and asked them to stop the vehicle. ...

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