Navsari district court on Friday sentenced a man to six months of simple imprisonment and a penalty of Rs 1,000,which,if he fails to pay,will add another month in jail,in a case of cow slaughter.
Two others were acquitted by the court in the same case.
On July 11,2009,a police team had raided the house of one Abdul Gulam Shooz at Dabhel village.
The team seized some meat and arrested Shooz along with two others Abdul Rehman and Mustak Pathan from the spot.
The police filed chargesheets,along with all the forensic test reports.
The charges framed against the accused were under CrPC section 248 (2) and section 8 of the Animal Preservation Act.
The chief judicial magistrate of Navsari district court,H H Thakkar,pronounced the guilty verdict on Friday,but let off the other two accused.
Public prosecutor V D Patel said,We welcome the decision by the judicial magistrate. Those involved in the animal cruelty act should be punished.
Defence lawyer Sameer Shaikh said,We have taken time from court to challenge the judgment in the sessions court and in coming days,we will file application in this regard.