Meerut: Large quantity of cow meat was seized during a raid on a farm in Jani Kala village in the district, triggering protests by BJP and Hindu outfits who blocked the Meerut-Baghpat road, police said.
The raid was conducted last evening in the forest area of the village after receiving a tip-off about cow slaughter. A Large quantity of cow meat was found stored in trunks of two cars, SHO Rann Singh said.
He said the smugglers were trying to transport the meat and fled after seeing the police.
The cars have been seized and two teams have been formed to hunt them.
Local veterinary officer Rakesh Rai was called to conduct a post-mortem of the carcasses, which confirmed it as cow meat, the SHO said.
Following the incident, BJP and Hindu outfits blocked the Meerut-Baghpat road in protest, halting the traffic movement for around three hours, Singh said.
SP (rural) Praveen Ranjan and SDM Dinesh Chand later reached the spot and cleared the road after assuring the protestors of strict action against the guilty.