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Tension in Mhow after cows ?rescued?

TENSION PREVAILED in Mhow after Bajrang Dal activists raided a slaughterhouse at Mhow Cantonment Board and recovered a dead cow and three live cows from there. Bajrang Dal activist Jeetu Kaushal informed the district convener Jitendra Sharma that four cows had been brought to the slaughterhouse on Peeth road.

india Updated: Apr 06, 2006 14:48 IST

TENSION PREVAILED in Mhow after Bajrang Dal activists raided a slaughterhouse at Mhow Cantonment Board and recovered a dead cow and three live cows from there. Bajrang Dal activist Jeetu Kaushal informed the district convener Jitendra Sharma that four cows had been brought to the slaughterhouse on Peeth road.

Sharma along with his aides Chintu Sharma and Santosh Gothwal reached the spot immediately. Two persons who were standing at the gate to keep a watch ran away when they saw the Bajrang Dal activists.

The third person, unaware of the Dal activists entering the place, was slaughtering the cow inside. He cut the throat of the cow after tying it to a wooden pole. By then Sharma and his friends came and seeing them, Kalloo Khan tried to run away and in the process had a fierce fight with them but managed to flee from the slaughterhouse.

The activists recovered one dead cow with its throat cut, three live cows and knives and other equipments used for slaughtering the cow. Sharma informed the Additional Superintendent of Police (rural) RD Khare and SDO (Police) Harinarayan Mishra. Soon the police force gathered at the slaughterhouse along with the officials of the Cantonment Board.

Mhow TI Harish Sharma told Hindustan Times that the police had registered a case against Kalloo Khan (39 years) and two unidentified persons. Sharma said that the accused had not been arrested and were absconding. 

When the Cantonment Board in-charge doctor Dr Surendra Tiwari, who is responsible for certification of the animals that are slaughtered in the slaughterhouse, was asked about the incident, he said that he used to come at 6 pm to certify the animals by putting a seal of the Cantonment Board health department and after the slaughter done, the slaughterhouse is shut down and sealed.

He expressed ignorance about the illegal and unlawful act in the slaughterhouse of a government agency. He said that they might have broken the lock and entered the premises of the slaughterhouse illegally.

Cantonment Executive Officer Nigar Fatima Hussein declined to comment on the issue.