Cow Smugglers clash with police – shootouts & stone pelting in UP, MP

Three separate instances of clashes between cow smugglers & police have been reported from Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh & Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh.

Last Friday, police had two different shootouts with cow smugglers in Hardoi district. After the encounters broke out, cattle smugglers shot 2 policemen, and 4 cattle smugglers out of 6 – who were arrested – also got injured.

Superintendent of Police (Hardoi) Alok Priyadarshi said that Constable Satya Prakash and 2 smugglers – Mujeeb and Habib – received bullet wounds in one of the encounters, in which one Wali Mohammed was also arrested. Police recovered 15 quintals of beef and tools used for slaughtering from these criminals near Kalyan Chowki under Beniganj police station area.

Cow smugglers in Vidisha, MP, first opened fire on Monday night at citizens who tried to stop the slaughter of a container full of cows and calves. When police reached the spot, this gang of criminals began to pelt stones at police with such ferocity that instead of nabbing the lawbreakers, the Vidisha Police were forced to save themselves first.

Brutally stuffed cows being rescued from a container in Vidisha, MP (Credit: Bhaskar.com)

Traumatic and distressing pictures emerged when the container was opened to retrieve 55 cows out of which 14 were already dead. Charges of cruelty to animals, attempt to murder and others cases were slapped against Imran Khan, Arbaz Khan, Saabir Hussain, Zafar Khan, Naga Khan, Bhalla Khan, Islam Khan and Arman Khan. Angry locals protested outside the Idgah the next day.

If cow smugglers can open fire on police teams in UP, can pelt stones on police in MP, imagine how scary and dangerous it is for farmers & ordinary villagers acting as gau rakshaks to save cows from being smuggled to slaughter houses.


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