The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is carrying out a vigilance inquiry into alleged theft of seized beef which was meant to be destroyed and dumped at Pirana. The probe was ordered after Mayor Gautam Shah took up the matter following complaints last week in this regard.
“I have asked the commissioner to do a vigilance inquiry into this. The vigilance team’s report is expected to arrive in a couple of days,” said Shah. The mayor had written for the probe on May 13, but it was delivered to the vigilance department on May 17.
Siddharth Khatri, deputy municipal commissioner in-charge of cattle nuisance control department, has left for Canada. Pratapsinh Rathod, assistant superintendent of AMC’s slaughter house where the seized beef was brought for being destroyed, said, “Yes, a probe was ordered after the matter was brought to the notice of the mayor. The quantity of the seized beef cannot be ascertained… it can be 500 kg or 5,000 kg, depending on from whom and from where it was seized.”
He said that since the inquiry was against his own department’s employees, it was not in the interest of an impartial probe to reveal any further details.