An investigation into the case is on. Courtesy: Representational

Over six tonnes of suspected beef was seized at Padgha in the district and one person was arrested, police said on Sunday.

The seizure was made on Saturday night, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team intecepted a tempo and found that it was carrying beef to Mumbai. Total 6,170 kgs of beef worth Rs 6,17,000 was seized along with the vehicle worth Rs 8 lakh he said.

The driver of the tempo was arrested and two others were booked. A case was registered against them under under IPC section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle, etc) and also various sections of the Maharashtra Animal Protection Act, 1995 the official said.

An investigation into the case is on.