A herd of donkeys spent four days behind bars in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district. They had ignored police's warning over eating expensive plants near Urai jail.
The police said that the donkeys were detained for destroying plants outside jail. The donkeys were released today after four days of detention. Donkeys apparently ate and destroyed plants recently bought for Rs 5 lakh.
"These donkeys had destroyed some very expensive plants which our senior officer had arranged for planting inside jail and despite warnings the owner let loose his animals here so we detained the donkeys," Urai jail head constable RK Mishra.
The eight donkeys were detained on November 24, following which the owners made frantic search for the animals. Someone informed the owner, identified as Kamlesh, about the donkeys having been detained by police.
Kamlesh, then, approached police with his request to let the animals go free but the officials refused to release the donkeys for four days.