The administration is thinking of slapping the draconian National Security Act (NSA) against two or three cattle owners of Indore for flouting rules and keeping cattle within city limits.
Sources said the administration wants this to shock the cattle owners into submission. The action is likely to start soon after Diwali is over.
During the ongoing drive against stray cattle, the police registered 70 cases under preventive sections against various cattle owners of the city. Indore Municipal Corporation staff, with the assistance of police, are undertaking a door-to-door search of houses and seizing cattle and booking the cattle owners.
The drive against stray cattle started after the high court pulled up the administration for failing to ensure that the city was free of stray animals.
The administration started mulling over imposing NSA after a truck filled with stray cattle was siezed in Aerodrome area. The cattle were freed and the truck was set on fire.
Some of the cattle owners who were involved in the daring act are prime candidates for being booked under NSA, sources said.