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Circus animals land in Ahmedabad cops' custody

Thursday, 8 November 2012 - 1:23pm IST | Place: Ahmedabad | Agency: dna

They were later released after the owner produced required documents.

Police on Wednesday detained three trucks carrying animals for a circus in the city. However, the trucks were released after the circus owner produced the required documents.

At around 8pm on Tuesday, the police control room got a call from the NGO informing them about animals being transported in an inappropriate manner. Following this, Vastrapur police rushed to Pakwan crossroads on SG Highway. There, the cops detained three trucks. One was carrying an elephant, another had two elephants while the third one had birds, cats and dogs.

While talking to the drivers, police officials learned that these were circus animals being transported from Himmatngar and scheduled to be taken to the open ground behind Doordarshan tower, the venue of the shortly opening Jumbo circus. To crosscheck, cops called the circus manger who showed the required papers to them.

“Primary observation revealed that everything was alright, so we have released the trucks and not lodged any complaint as of now, However, we are keeping a close watch on them and will take action if necessary in future” said M R Sharma, senior police inspector of Vastrapur.

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