Two horses and two donkeys were rounded up and kept in the district jail in UP's Jalaun for almost three days for allegedly damaging saplings in the prison premises.
Jail superintendent Tulsi Ram Sharma said, "Various types of saplings were planted in the district jail premises for beautification."
Jalaun(UP): Police release a herd of donkeys from Urai district jail. They had been detained for destroying plants outside jail and were released after four days pic.twitter.com/Wl5UJrU2tT— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) November 27, 2017
"Those were damaged by the horses and donkeys. Hence, I rounded them up," he said.
The owner of the animals, Kamlesh, said the horses and donkey were released on Monday evening.
"For two days, I could not find my horses and donkeys. When I came to know that they are in jail, I sought the help from local BJP leaders. With their intervention the animals were released," he said.