Hyderabad, Jan 28 (PTI) A group of ‘cow protectors’ led by BJP MLA T Raja Singh Lodh stopped a truck allegedly transporting 60 cows and calves for “slaughtering” on the outskirts of the city Monday.Also Read - 8 Dead, Several Injured After SUV Rams Into Truck in UP's Siddharthnagar; PM Modi Announces Rs 2 Lakh Ex gratia for Kin of Deceased

Telangana BJP MLA Singh posted on a social networking site that he rushed to Shamirpet along with his team of ‘gau rakshaks’ after receiving information about a lorry transporting cattle. Also Read - Viral Video: Woman And Kitty Play Red Light Green Light From Squid Game. Watch

They stopped the vehicle and rescued the cows and later lodged a complaint with police, the MLA said. Also Read - ZIM vs NAM Dream11 Team Prediction, T20I Series, 4th T20I Fantasy Hints: Captain, Vice-Captain – Zimbabwe vs Namibia, Playing 11s For Today’s Match Queens Sports Club Bulawayo at 4.30 PM IST May 22, Sunday

A police official told PTI that 60 cows and calves were being transported in the lorry from Odisha and following the complaint a case was registered.

The lorry driver was being questioned.

Asked if the cows were being transported to slaughterhouses, the police official said “it seems so, but the matter is under investigation.”

All the cows and calves were shifted toa gaushala (cow shed), he said.

Singh, who represents Goshamahal constituency in the city, has been booked several times for his controversial statements and speeches.

He had in August 2018 tendered his resignation from the BJP, alleging that the party was not providing any support for ‘gau raksha’ (cow protection).

Singh had also said incidents of lynching would not stop till the time cow gets the status of “Rashtra Mata” (Mother of the Nation).

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.