Yesterday, two vehicles with cows badly stuffed into the goods compartment, were intercepted with the help of Police in Telangana and Maharashtra.
The first incident happened in Veligonda, Telangana. As per the information given to us by sources, Hindu Vahini volunteers rescued more than 80 cows which were cruelly crammed into the vehicle container. As per the truck driver and his accomplice, these cows were illgeally bought from Orissa and were being transported to a slaughter house at Bahudurpura, Hyderabad.
In a separate incident yesterday, Gauvansh Rakshan & Samvardhan Parishad volunteers caught another vehicle in Vasai, Maharashtra, with the help of police from Manikpur police station. 8 cows and 5 calves were cruelly stuffed into the vehicle container which was totally covered. The driver ran away, but his accomplice was caught. This vehicle’s destination was Vaja Mohalla, Nalasopara West. The driver tried to run over a volunteer named Ashok Choudhary on bike. However, Ashok was able to save himself and the vehicle hit the bike, and then an auto parked beside. As per the volunteers of Gauvansh Rakshan & Samvardhan Parishad, this was the 11th vehicle caught by them in last 6 months, with the help of police. They insisted that cattle smuggling is rampant in Maharashtra.
In Haryana’s Mewat too, cattle smuggling is extremely rampant. In July 2017 itself, police has caught various cases of illegal cattle transportation. In 2 separate vehicles caught in Mewat on Sunday, 30th July, police rescued 17 cows and 8 bulls.
In the first week of July, police raided and caught about 4 cases related to cattle smuggling and slaughter in Mewat. All the 4 cases are mentioned in this write -up. In the first case, police raided the house of a Muslim resident and seized 200 kilos of meat and skin. The accused ran away on seeing police. In rest of the 3 cases, police rescued 9 cows and filed cases on all the accused. Most of cattle smuggled from Haryana are transported to Rajasthan.
(We thank our sources for speaking to us).
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