The instances of illegal cow slaughter are going on unchecked in Uttar Pradesh despite stringent actions by state government. In the latest incident from Muzaffarnagar, the severed head of a cattle has been recovered from a drain in Mimlana Road area.
After a passerby noticed the severed head of gau-vansh and raised alarm, a police team under SI Rajendra Vashisht reached the spot and assured the angry crowd that criminals who slaughtered the cow will be arrested soon and buried the remains of the carcass.
The incident has created communal tension in the area as this is not an isolated incident. As per news published recently in Jagran, the stray cows of the area are vanishing suspiciously after lock-down began. In the last 40 days, not a single stray cattle head has come to gaushala. This raises suspicion that ever since lock-down began, criminal elements have taken to illegally slaughter stray cows & bulls of the area. In Ramleela Tilla area, there were 100 odd stray cattle before lock-down and now there are none.
In November 2019 as well, from the same Mimlana road area of Muzaffarnagar, two butchers Shadaab Qureishi & Aarish were caught transporting 20kg of restricted beef along with slaughtering equipment while three others managed to escape.
SP Police Abhishek Yadav has assured public that police will take strict action all those who are found to be involved with beef mafia. Cow slaughter is banned in almost all states of Bharat, and in Uttar Pradesh it is banned under the stringent U.P. Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955.
The Muzaffarnagar area which has witnessed heart wrenching scenes during 2013 riots is a communally sensitive area and it is of utmost importance that administration ensures that the peace between communities is not disturbed due to mischief of criminals.
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