Nagpur: As many as five persons including three Chinese nationals were arrested for allegedly carrying beef with them this Friday.
On January 18, the Nagpur Rural police intercepted an SUV which was heading for Gumgaon mines at Khapa District and found 10 kgs meat with the detained persons.
The persons were identified as driver Afroz Sheikh (29), Devendra Nagrale (31) and Chinese nationals Li Chu Chung (55), Lu Weng Chung (51) and Lu Wong Kong (53). None of the travellers could explain what the meat was.
The Police then took the meat samples and sent them for chemical analysis which revealed that it was cow meat.
The five suspects were then booked under the Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act and were produced before a court at Saoner.
The court remanded the arrested persons to judicial custody until February 14 and sent them to Nagpur Central Jail except for Li Chu Chung who complained of ill health was sent to a government hospital for treatment.
The three Chinese nationals are employees of China Coal India and were working as technicians at a Manganese Ore India Limited (Moil) mine at Gumgaon.