A goat has been arrested by the Kanpur police for not wearing a mask and strolling on the road, various media reports suggested on July 27. Many people took to Twitter to express shock and claim that this was the first time when a goat was arrested for mot wearing a mask. Reports claimed that the bizarre yet hilarious incident took place in Beconganj area of the city, where the police found the animal wandering. The officials then picked up the goat, put it inside their jeeps and took it the police station, the reports claimed.
The reports further suggested that later, when the goat’s owner found his animal missing, he rushed to the station, pleading the officers to release his animal. The police freed the goat, however with a condition that the owner would not the goat out, without a mask, as per reports.
The news of the arrest has left netizens in a frenzy with many hilariously questioning the 'lockdown violation'. Yet there were others who were wondering if it was tragedy or comedy? One user even made a punny comment "you've GOAT to be kidding me".
Goat arrested for not wearing a 'mask' in Uttar Pradesh.— Mohammad Atif🇮🇳 (@mohammadatif_) July 27, 2020
"One of the policemen who had brought the goat admitted that they found a lockdown violation because the goat was without a mask."😉😜
Goat arrested for not wearing mask in kanpur, UP.— RebeLLiouS™️ (@flawsome_guy) July 27, 2020
You goat-ta be kidding me!
Oh My Goat!😱— Nausheen Khan (@DrNausheenKhan) July 27, 2020
Meanwhile, in a bizarre incident, Kanpur police has ‘arrested’ a goat that was seen wandering on the streets 'without wearing mask'.
A policeman said, “People are now making their dogs wear a mask so why not a goat?”
My kind of news😂@abhijitmajumder @AartiTikoo pic.twitter.com/cZtV1WCmec
#coronavirus #lockdown #COVID19— Rohit Kumar (@RohitKu56762491) July 27, 2020
UP: Bizarre! Goat 'arrested' for not wearing mask In a bizarre incident, the Kanpur police 'arrested' a goat that was roaming in the Beconganj area here 'without wearing a mask'. The incident took place over the weekend and the Beconganj polic… pic.twitter.com/8HqOkIq931
However, the news of the arrest of goat turned out to be fake despite several media reports and claims. A video of the goat being pushed inside a police van went viral on social media and people assumed that the goat was 'arrested'. Kanpur police, on July 27, replied to a tweet debunking the news that of the unusual arrest. Kanpur Police, in their tweet, informed that the goat was roaming around Dada Miyan intersection during lockdown and was brought to Beconganj police station to be handed over to its owner.
प्रकरण में प्र0नि0 बेकनगंज द्वारा बातया गया कि लॉकडाउन में बकरा लावारिस घूम रहा था जिसको थाने लाया गया, बकरा मालिक मो0 अली पुत्र खनीकुज्जमा नि0 दादामियां का चौराहा, थाना बेकनगंज कानपुर नगर के आने पर उन्हे नियमानुसार बकरे को सुपुर्द कर दिया गया, शेष आरोप असत्य व निराधार है।— Kanpur Nagar Police (@kanpurnagarpol) July 27, 2020
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