Cops live up to filmi stereo­type

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION -

TIMES Ahmed­abad: In an op­er­a­tion in­volv­ing city cops, rail­way po­lice, po­lit­i­cal pres­sure, and move­ment across two cities — Su­rat and Ahmed­abad, a goat was seized at Su­rat rail­way sta­tion from a Mum­bai-bound train, and then brought back to Ahmed­abad, only to be found that it was the wrong goat, and not the one the po­lice had been search­ing for.

Re­cently, a goat had been stolen from Asarwa area. Eye­wit­nesses said the goat was taken away by uniden­ti­fied per­sons in a white Eeco car. Pradeep Par­mar, the MLA from the area, said that the goat was big in size and the Patni fam­ily which owned it had been rear­ing it to sell dur­ing their son’s mar­riage.

“The goat was stolen, and I was in­formed. I talked to the po­lice, but the fam­ily got a tip-off that the goat was be­ing trans­ported to Mum­bai in the guard coach,” Par­mar said.

The rail­way po­lice was in­formed, and they seized the goat in Su­rat. The fam­ily then went to Su­rat and brought it back to city. “I made ef­forts to search for the goat, as the fam­ily was poor and the goat was priced at Rs 80,000,” Par­mar said.

Mad­huben Kesab­hai, the owner of the stolen goat, said, “We brought the goat to Ahmed­abad from Su­rat fol­low­ing

We brought the goat to Ahmed­abad from Su­rat. But we found some dis­tinc­tive marks on its ear, which was not there in our goat. We im­me­di­ately con­tacted the Meghan­i­na­gar po­lice and gave the goat back MAD­HUBEN KESAB­HAI

in­ter­ven­tion of our MLA Pradeep Par­mar. But we found the an­i­mal had some dis­tinc­tive marks on its ear, which was not there in our goat. We im­me­di­ately con­tacted the Meghan­i­na­gar po­lice and gave the goat back,” said Kesab­hai.

Mean­while, the orig­i­nal owner of the goat ap­proached the po­lice with all doc­u­ments, and the goat was re­turned af­ter proper ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

Stolen goat’s owner

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