Uttar Pradesh Police seal 12 ‘illegal’ slaughterhouses, arrest 43 for ‘cattle smuggling’

Police said that while eight illegal slaughterhouses were sealed in Meerut zone, two each were sealed in Bareilly and Varanasi zones.

By: Express News Service Written by Express News Service | Noida | Updated: March 24, 2017 10:10 am

As part of its statewide operation launched to check cattle smuggling and illegal slaughter, the Uttar Pradesh Police have sealed 12 “illegal” slaughterhouses and also arrested 43 persons in connection with 27 cases lodged against 60 alleged cattle smugglers.

A DGP headquarters spokesperson said that DGP Javeed Ahmed had directed officials to initiate action against the slaughterhouses being run “illegally” as well as “illegal smuggling of milch animals and cow progeny for slaughter”.

Police said that while eight illegal slaughterhouses were sealed in Meerut zone, two each were sealed in Bareilly and Varanasi zones.

Meerut SSP J Ravinder Goud said the cases against slaughterhouses in Meerut were registered for various violations noticed by the officials of civic bodies and pollution board.

On Wednesday, Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar had issued a government order asking officials to inspect all slaughterhouses and ensure action to close those operating illegally. He had also asked the officials to initiate action against those found guilty of violations.

Bhatnagar had further directed officials to form a 10-member committee headed by the District Magistrate in every district and asked it submit a report to the government within seven days on several points including the number of animals coming to each slaughterhouse, availability of cattle in the district and the shortcomings in the functioning of slaughterhouses as per various government rules, orders and laws.

He also asked them to ensure that the slaughterhouses were not operating close to residential areas or religious places.

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    Anitha
    Mar 24, 2017 at 5:20 am
    Only a stringent ban on CHEMICAL FARMING will help protect our Cows, bulls, buffaloslt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;UP and other states should go 100% Organic like Sikkim has successfully accomplished
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      ashok s
      Mar 24, 2017 at 3:24 am
      Please take care of health over religious. Eating balance diet is essential but at same time slaughtering hubs should take care of hygienic conditions too. Waste disposal , workmen s health conditions should be taken care of . all road side butcheries should be closed down
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        cbonf
        Mar 24, 2017 at 1:28 pm
        U have the right to decide what u eat. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Our objection and resistance is only against the SLAUGHTER HOUSES because they are breeding grounds for alarming viral diseases. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;If you want to eat meat, you should have your own arrangement of slaughter. We are against commercial of meat and m slaughter
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          Rasik
          Mar 24, 2017 at 3:08 am
          IT IS GOOD HYGENIC ..UNDER LICENCE ONLY AGREED..BUT THAT MEANS IT USELESS TO BAN MEAT.. ALL THE WORLD EAT MEAT..HUMAN BODY MADE ITlt;br/gt;FOR TO DIGEST MEAT .WITHOUT MEAT EATING LOT OF PROTIENS WILL LOOSElt;br/gt;IT IS HARD TO GET FROM VEGETABLES..NO SCEINTIIFC REPORT THAT VEGETABLES ONLY IMPROVES PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH..I CANNOT UNDER STANT HOW SOME OF VEGETABLE EATERS NOW A DAYS BECAME MORE INTOLERENT AND RACIAL....
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            Sriniwasan
            Mar 24, 2017 at 6:10 am
            Focus on generating Noble thoughts.Don't LIVE TO EAT
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              babu
              Mar 24, 2017 at 10:45 am
              Holy cow
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                Legal
                Mar 24, 2017 at 5:40 am
                Bowel cancer is Australia's 2nd biggest cancer killer and affects 15,000 each year lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;According to Bowel Cancer Australia, it affects men and women almost equally.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;A diet high in RED MEAT PROTEIN --(beef, veal, pork, lamb, mutton, goat and horse) -- is shown to increase the risk of bowel cancer, lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This risk declines when the PROTEIN is primarily from PLANT BASED foods.
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                  Niladrinath Mohanty
                  Mar 24, 2017 at 3:29 am
                  Why the word illegal has been put within inverted commas? Is it because the judiciary has not determined whether the slaughter houses are legal or illegal? The district administration that issues the permit and license is not competent to declare the premise legal or illegal after due inspection? I wonder at this type of reporting. Are we proposing that finally the judiciary to run the administration?
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                    M.P.Rao
                    Mar 24, 2017 at 7:43 am
                    Some people are raising hue and cry over sealing of illegal slaughter houses.It is difficult to understand their logic.The very same people talk about deteriorating law and order situation in the country.To appease certain groups the previous regimes closed their eyes and it was a free for all.It is nice to see that the new regime has started well.
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