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Two nabbed for smuggling subsidised sheep

Two nabbed for smuggling subsidised sheep
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Taking stringent action against the purchasers of the State government’s subsidised sheep units, the Madgulapally police on Sunday arrested two...

Nalgonda: Taking stringent action against the purchasers of the State government’s subsidised sheep units, the Madgulapally police on Sunday arrested two persons in connection with illegal purchasing and transporting of sheep that were distributed to the Yadava community under the government’s subsidised sheep distribution scheme.

The arrested persons were identified as truck driver Devaboina Raju and M Ranganayakulu alias Venkateshwar Rao of Nagarjuna Sagar constituency.

According to Madgulapalli Sub-Inspector of Police Suresh, acting on a tip-off, the police inspected a truck at Kannekal village of Madgulapally police station limits. The cops found that about 120 sheep were being transported illegally in the vehicle.

During the interrogation, accused admitted that they purchased three sheep units at the rate of Rs 75,000 per unit comprising 42 sheep.

They further informed that they purchased the sheep units from Kothagudem of Madgulapally mandal, Nakrekal mandal and Gaddi Chennaram of Thipparthi mandal in the district.

Suresh said that selling and buying of Government’s subsidised sheep units was a punishable crime. He said that they were enquiring about the persons who sold the sheep units to the accused.

The Madgulapally police filed a case and took up investigation.

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