Cow slaughter: UP invokes NSA, Gangsters Act

Under the National Security Act, a person may be detained for up to a year.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Published:June 7, 2017 5:08 am
Uttar Pradesh’s new Director General of Police Sulkhan Singh Taking charge as new DGP of state at State Police head office in Lucknow on Saturday. Express Photo by Vishal Srivastav

UTTAR PRADESH Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh has ordered that those involved in cow slaughter and smuggling of cows and their progeny should be booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) and Gangsters Act. Singh issued the order to all SPs, SSPs, DIGs and IGs at a meeting at the DGP headquarters on Monday. A circular has also been sent to all officers across the state.

“Take strict action against cow slaughter and smuggling of cows and their progeny for slaughter. Invoke National Security Act and Gangsters Act against those involved in such activities,” says the circular. When contacted, Singh said he had issued general instructions to police officers in the districts in order to ensure communal harmony and peace. The district magistrate and district police chief can decide what action needs to be taken after taking into consideration the gravity of the situation, he said.

Under the National Security Act, a person may be detained for up to a year. Soon after taking charge as DGP last month, Singh had directed that action should be taken against cow vigilantes and FIRs should be lodged against them.

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    Lovely
    Jun 7, 2017 at 8:46 pm
    Sulkan Singh is honest and tough cop, but he is not like KPS Gill to crush criminals. Today UP is witnessing same law and order as Punjab faced terrorism in 80s and 90s.
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      Lovely
      Jun 7, 2017 at 8:43 pm
      Not a single FDI has come to UP after YOGI came to power. He has failed miserably.
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        Lovely
        Jun 7, 2017 at 8:42 pm
        On law and order situation Yogi is slowly fai . He does not trust his ministers, babus and officials. Most of the time he is insulting babus and officials. Sometimes he is insulting his MPs, MLAs and ministers. He is taking knee jerk actions. He lacks team spirit. If this continues in 2019 it may be less than 55 in UP.
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          Ajit Shaurya
          Jun 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm
          This kind of approach is making a mockery of a serious rule like the NSA. Also, the approach reeks of the type of methodology that the Taliban or ISIS would employ, to further their objectives. These Neanderthals and members of their ilk, will take India back into the stone age.
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            GirishChu
            Jun 7, 2017 at 3:14 pm
            to All the my fellow countrymen here....just google this text:.......................... India, Brazil, Australia and the United States accounted for roughly 66 of the world's beef exports in 2016. ...you will learn how Fool we are...!!!
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              GirishChu
              Jun 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm
              to All the my fellow countrymen here....just google the below text: India, Brazil, Australia and the United States accounted for roughly 66 of the world's beef exports in 2016. you will learn how Fool we are...!!!
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                Pulak Mukherjee
                Jun 7, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                If one spits at a cow or a bullock-cart driver beats it while riding what will be the punishment? Abusing a cow on the street, will it fall underNational Security provisions?
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                  The Sceptic
                  Jun 7, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                  This order makes a mockery of security and gangsters. It is yet another example of police overreach.
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