The milk was being sent to a private dairy, when detractors of the MLA intercepted the vehicle and alerted the police.

Infected milk from Ktaka MLAs dairy being sent to AP seized by police
news Disease Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - 09:37

The Mulbagal police on Tuesday seized 38 cans of milk, infected with Brucellosis disease, which was being transported from Kolar MLA Varthur Prakash's farm.

The milk was being sent to a private dairy in Andhra Pradesh, when detractors of the MLA intercepted the vehicle and alerted the police. 

The Times of India reports that after the government banned procurement of milk from Rakshit Farm owned by the MLA, the farm authorities tried to sell it to Tirumala Dairy Farm's collection point near Kantharaj Urs circle. 

Authorities of Tirumala farm are reported to have told Deputy director of animal husbandry S Channakeshavaiah that any milk procured from Rakshit Farm would be pasteurised at a temperature of 72.5 degree, thus killing all the bacteria.

The report states that the serum of all the animals in the farm has been sent to a laboratory in Bengaluru. The lab reports of 998 animals in the farm will be available in three or four days time, Channakeshavaiah told TOI.

The Animal Husbandry Minister A Manju on Sunday had ordered the culling of 49 cows found to be infected with Brucellosis disease, which was likely to spread to humans who came in close contact with the infected animals.

Several political activists have raised alarm over the supply of infected milk from the MLA's farm to the local milk cooperative society. They have also accused the MLA of trying to sell off the infected cows to farmers. However, MLA Varthur Prakash maintained that all the animals in his farm were healthy. 

Read: Kā€™taka MLA accused of selling infected cows for milk and meat, govt orders culling

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