They will be travelling by road with 50 cows and 30 calves which were purchased in Jaisalmer.

TN officials attacked by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan to return
news Cow vigilantes Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 10:03

Officials from the Tamil Nadu animal husbandry department who were attacked by cow vigilantes in Rajashtan, left from the state on Tuesday night.

They will be travelling by road with 50 cows and 30 calves which were purchased in Jaisalmer.

An investigating officer, who is looking into the attack, told The News Minute, that the protection of these vehicles will be given utmost priority. Instructions have been given to police teams in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra, regarding the same.

"We will ensure that they travel back safely. We have a plan ready in collaboration with officers in three other state that the vehicles will move through," said Barmer SP Gagandeep Singla to TNM. 

Reports suggest the trucks that will be travelling during the night will be escorted by police officers till the borders of every state. They are expected to reach Tamil Nadu in four days.

The attack had occurred on Sunday night on NH 15. It began at around 11.30 pm in the night and went on for about three hours, according to reports. Efforts were also made to set the five trucks on fire.

"We have filed an FIR against 50 people and eight have already been arrested," says the investigating officer. "Police immediately arrived at the spot and were pelted with stones. The mob was not an organised one," he claims.

Reports however suggest that the police arrived at the scene very late.

Action has been taken against seven policemen for delay in responding to the incident. 

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