ARA (BIHAR): The Bhojpur district administration in Bihar arrested three persons for running an illegal slaughter house in Ranisagar village.
The slaughter house has also been sealed.
Sarfuddin (45), Azimulla Khan (44) and Gulam Khan (50) were arrested from the village under the jurisdiction of Shahpur police station in the district yesterday night, an official said.
All the three persons were residents of Rohtas district.
The illegal slaughter house was sealed following the seizure of a truckload of meat yesterday. The truck was carrying meat from the illegal slaughter house to Muzaffarpur.
"We have sealed an illegal slaughter house functioning in Ranisagar village for years. Three persons were arrested under relevant sections of the law for running the illegal slaughter house", District Magistrate Sanjeev Kumar said.
"Three others are absconding," he added.
Raids were being carried out to nab the other three absconding operators of the slaughter house, he said.
Kumar said that a police contingent, led by the Deputy Superintendent of Police Dayashankar, has been stationed in the village as a precautionary measure in view of tension prevailing in the village and its surrounding areas.
Locals had intercepted the truck at Shahpur Bazar yesterday.
The mob had overpowered three men travelling in the vehicle and handed them over to the police. Another person had fled from the spot.
The district magistrate denied that the three men were beaten up by the mob before they were handed over to the police.