The Delhi Police on February 19 said it arrested one person for involvement in cow slaughter. According to police officials, the accused, identified as Aftab Ahmad, was previously involved in arms smuggling, robbery and other offences in Rohini and Outer North Delhi. “FIR registered under section 429 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 4/12 DACP Act and sec 11 Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act,” said Delhi Police officials.
Earlier this month, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested 120 people in connection with cow smuggling cases, according to the police officials.
Out of 120 accused, 110 have been arrested in preventive action, and ten accused in cow slaughter cases.
“Bareilly Police has arrested criminals involved in cow slaughter by running a campaign in all 29 police stations of the district, in which 110 cow slaughterers have been arrested in preventive action and 10 accused in cow slaughter cases,” SP Rural Rajkumar Aggarwal said.
He further said that the campaign was carried out on the instruction of SSP Akhilesh Chaurasia. He added that a massive quantity of beef and cow slaughtering tools have been recovered from them. Aggarwal further said that the situation of law and order also deteriorated due to the increasing cow slaughter cases in the district.
“The incidents of cow slaughter have increased in Bareilly for the last several days. Because of this, there was tremendous resentment in Hindu organisations. Many times the situation of law and order also deteriorated. After this, the SSP gave strict instructions to all the station in-charges,” he added.