In two similar incidences, Nagpur Police rescued over 340 bovines, including many cows from the illegal slaughtering.
The first incident occurred when a raid was conducted by the Sadar Police on Saturday, where 175 cows were seized from private premises in Gaddigodam area.
In a report published in Hindustan Times, DCP Zone II Rakesh Ola said, “The police recovered 500-kg meat and 448 pieces of bovine skins from the premises located near an old school. The police also seized seven four-wheelers from the spot. The total seizure worth around Rs 50 lakh”.
The report also says that nine people were also booked in this regard.
According to the officials, they were suspected to carry out illegal slaughtering of the bovines, which were transported from various places.
The nine accused were booked under Section 429 (Mischief by Killing or Maiming Cattle etc.), under Maharashtra Animal Preservation Amended Act 1995, and under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
In the second incident, Pachpaoli police seized 165 bovines, including cows and bulls, from an open place in Mahendra Nagar area.
Three alleged accused were also booked in this regard, as informed by Narendra Hiwre.
Meanwhile, cops have already sent the meat to the forensic laboratory and are now awaiting the reports.
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