Police arrested two people belonging to West Bengal from the Gurgaon’s Wazirabad area for allegedly ferrying 35 kg of cow meat on Sunday morning.
Identified as Abdul Rehman and Mohidur Rehman – both from West Bengal – the two were apprehended by the police when they were found ferrying the meat in an autorickshaw near Wazirabad under Sushant Lok police station.
“The control room received information about the meat from Gau Raksha Dal. When we apprehended them we found them carrying the meat. Tests verified that it was cow’s meat,” said Vikas Kaushik, station house office, Sushant Lok.
Police said that an FIR has been registered against those arrested under sections 3 and 8 of the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015.
“Both have been arrested. Further action would be initiated soon,” he added.
Under the Act, cow slaughter, consumption, sale and storage of beef is prohibited in Haryana and a violation attracts rigorous imprisonment ranging from three years to 10 years and a fine between Rs. 30,000 and Rs. 1 lakh.