Khurda, Apr 17: In yet another incident of illegal cattle-trafficking, Balugaon Police seized a van in Kuhudi area and rescued around 10 cows from the same on Saturday.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody during the raid. His identity is yet to be ascertained.
Based on a tip-off on the cattle consignment which was en-route to its destination in Kuhudi area, a police team led by Balugaon SDPO chased a Bolero pickup van in the morning and intercepted it.
During the search of the van at least 10 cows were found being transported under inhumane conditions and were recovered. As the driver failed to produce necessary permit for cattle transport, he was taken into custody.
Further interrogation of the driver is underway to find out the link of any inter-state racket in the cattle smuggling.