"Population of indigenous cattle declined by 6% between 2012 and 2019. Meaning, the Government's love for the cow is only on paper. It does not translate into increased productivity or fertility," read the tweet from Chidambaram's handle.
"The contractor was carrying the dead animals with permission from officials concerned and taking them in a vehicle with an attached trolley to the dead animal disposal plant near the Chijarsi river," a police spokesperson said.
Inspector of Rajendranagar Police Station Sunil Sharma told The Indian Express that Nadim and Imran, both in their 20s, have been arrested for violating provisions of the state's prohibition of cow slaughter act.
The Kamal Nath government cleared an amendment to the Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Vadh Pratishedh Adhiniyam, 2004 — the anti-cow slaughter law passed by the previous BJP government — to include this provision.