Vehicle transporting meat torched in Belagavi

Tension prevailed for a while on Kanabargi Road here after a goods vehicle transporting cattle meat was set on fire by unidentified miscreants on Sunday evening.

According to sources, the meat was being illegally transported to a processing unit at Auto Nagar here from Gokak. Around five to six youths stopped the vehicle, poured kerosene over it and set it on fire.  The front portion of the Tata Ace goods vehicle was completely damaged.

As soon as the incident was reported, Police Commissioner T G Krishna Bhat, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime&Traffic) Amarnath Reddy and other senior officials visited the spot. Fire and Emergency Service personnel too rushed there and doused the fire. The police said they were yet to trace the miscreants and ascertain the reason behind the act. The Mal-Maruti police have registered a case.

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