scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Thursday, July 07, 2022

Truck allegedly carrying beef to Hyderabad detained in Bhubaneswar

Under the Orissa Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1960, killing of cows is prohibited.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubaneswar |
May 20, 2017 10:32:30 am

A truck allegedly carrying beef from Cuttack to Hyderabad was detained at a busy square in Bhubaneswar by locals after involved in a case of rash driving. The mini-truck was intercepted at Rasulgarh square in Bhubaneswar on Saturday morning moments after it hit a few vehicles on national highway. After stopping the truck near Rasulgarh, the locals found that it was laden with meat. Suspecting it to be beef, locals informed police.

“We have detained the driver and interrogating him about the meat. The meat would be sent to laboratory for verifying whether it was beef or something else,” said Manheswar police station inspector-in-charge KP Mishra. The meat, weighing several quintals, was wrapped in a polythene sheet.

Soon after the truck was detained a large number of people gathered near Rasulgarh square. The police have launched a probe to ascertain the source of beef and people responsible for the slaughter of cows/bullocks and transportation of beef illegally.

Under the Orissa Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1960, killing of cows is prohibited. Killing of cows(heifer or calf) is a cognisable offence and carries penal provision of imprisonment up to maximum of 2 years or fine up to Rs 1,000 or both. However, slaughter of bull, bullock allowed on production of fit-for-slaughter certificate if cattle is over 14 years of age or has become permanently unfit for breeding, drought.

Best of Express Premium
UPSC Key-July 7, 2022: Why to read ‘Chicago Convention’ or ‘Asian elephan...Premium
Thor Love and Thunder movie review: Chris Hemsworth film strays far from ...Premium
Newsmaker | Now in charge of UP health, Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak’s ...Premium
Bihar college teacher listens to ‘conscience’, returns 33 month salary wo...Premium

Express Explained Go beyond the news. Understand the headlines with our Explained stories

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement