The Bill seeks to amend the principal Act by introducing jail term and fine, or both, for vigilantes who attack those booked for offences like cow slaughter, possession of beef or transportation of cows for slaughter.
R K Srivastava, director of RIMS medical college where the post-mortem procedure was conducted, said the hospital only gives out a document saying he was ‘brought dead’. “The question of where the death has occurred is not in its (hospital’s) purview,” he said.
Speaking against lynching, Adityanath said, “With laws already in place to protect cows and the government being responsive to this issue, violence in the name of cow protection would not be tolerated."
A division bench of Justices B R Gavai and M S Karnik was hearing a public interest litigation filed by city resident Shadaab Patel, expressing fear that cow vigilante groups may stir up trouble during Eid. Among other things, he demanded a helpline to deal with such groups.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Jha said some people surrounded a house at Dumra village under Jaitia panchayat on the suspicion of a bovine being slaughtered inside and thrashed six people on Thursday.
In recent times, the Meos have been in news after 55-year-old Pehlu Khan from Alwar (also in Mewat) died after allegedly becoming the victim of a mob lynching when he was found transporting cows for his dairy farm. Following the outrage against the brutal murder, the Meos demanded that the cow be declared the national […]