Virendra, a resident of Ali Nagar in Jalesar town in Kannauj district, had lodged a police complaint stating that his friend Dharmendra stole his buffalo and sold it to someone else.
However, Dharmendra denied the charge and insisted that the buffalo belonged to him.
The buffalo was brought to the police station on Monday and left open. After this, both Virender and Dharmendra were asked by the policemen to call the buffalo.
After some time the buffalo went to Dharmendra and the issue of his ownership was settled.
Senior sub-inspector Vijayakanth Mishra said, “We have tried with this unique idea of letting buffalo make their choices.” When Virendra and Dharmendra called the buffalo, he saw them and went to Dharmendra and the issue was decided.
Virendra had alleged in his complaint that his buffalo was stolen by his friend Dharmendra, who further sold it to a person named Muslim from Rasulabad village.
When the Muslim man took the buffalo to the cattle fair on Sunday to sell, Virendra caught him and scrambled with him claiming that the buffalo belonged to him.
The Muslim man denied his claim and said that he had bought this buffalo from Dharmendra.
At the police station, Dharmendra said that the buffalo belonged to him and he had sold the animal a few days ago for Rs 19,000.