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DeTect: Goat ‘arrested’ for not wearing mask in Kanpur

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DeTect: Goat ‘arrested’ for not wearing mask in Kanpur


A bizarre news item made headlines this week — when a goat was ‘arrested’ by Kanpur police for not wearing a mask. A wire feed republished by leading portals claimed, “The incident took place over the weekend and Beconganj police picked up the goat and took it to the station in a jeep.” Alt News reached out to police and was told a goat was roaming unclaimed on the streets. “We brought the goat to the police station before it got lost, and called the owner,” said the police.

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