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Cow dung stock stolen, govt employee held

Chikkamagaluru: Birur police are investigating a curious complaint of cow dung robbery in accordance with a complaint lodged through the dept of animal husbandry.

According to police, the case involves robbery of 35 to 40 tractor quite a lot of cow dung value Rs 1.25 lakh. A manager of the animal husbandry department has been arrested in connection with the case. Cow dung is used as a fertilizer through farmers.

Speaking to The Times of India, Birur police inspector Sathyarnaya Swamy said that senior officials of the dept of animal husbandry approached Yagati police with a complaint that 35 to 40 tractor quite a lot of cow dung stored inside Basur Amritmahal Kaval beneath the Yagati police station limits has been missing from the inventory yard.

They alleged that the cow dung inventory has been shifted from the Amritmahala Kaval to a private land. The overall value of the cow dung in step with the complaint is Rs 1.25 lakh. “Based at the complaint which is lodged through the joint director, department of animal husbandry, we've got registered a robbery case. We have arrested a manager of the dept in connection with the case,’’ he said.

Police said that the landlord in whose land the cow dung was discovered has also been named within the FIR. The cow dung inventory shall be handed over to the animal husbandry department after the mahajar, said police.

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