MUZAFFARNAGAR: A block committee member was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district after one quintal meat, suspected to be beef, was found in his SUV during checking, police said on Thursday.
Police intercepted the vehicle in Ratanpuri area of Khatauli block on Wednesday.
While four of the occupants managed to escape, the block committee member, Hamid, was arrested, Station House Officer (SHO) Kamal Singh Chouhan said.
He said the accused were going to Meerut to smuggle the meat.
A case has been registered against Hamid and four others and an investigation is on, the SHO said.