The railway police received a letter complaining about beef being transported in railway parcels at CST and LTT stations.
Mumbai: The railway protection force (RPF) seized 95kg beef at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) which was ferried by Punjab Mail to Mumbai, based on the order of a Bandra-based butcher.
The railway police received a letter complaining about beef being transported in railway parcels at CST and LTT stations, following which it checked the parcels at the station and seized the flesh, which they suspect is beef.
Officials said that one Salim Qureshi, who runs Zeenat beef shop in Bandra had been ordering beef from outside Maharashtra, suspected to be sent from Bhopal, following the state ban on beef.
After RPF officials unloaded the sealed boxes, they found them bearing a sticker with gate pass number J788867 i.e. they were brought by Punjab Mail. “Qureshi, who runs the beef shop since 16 years, said that he had been ordering beef from outside since the past couple of months. We have seized the parcels,” said a RPF official.