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Crackdown on cattle smuggling: 43 arrested in UP, 27 FIRs filed

The maximum number of persons (26) were arrested in Agra, followed by six each in Meerut and Bareilly, three in Lucknow and two in Varanasi.

lucknow Updated: Apr 03, 2017 14:38 IST
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A total of 43 people have been arrested across Uttar Pradesh of charges of smuggling cattle.
A total of 43 people have been arrested across Uttar Pradesh of charges of smuggling cattle.(HT File/ Representational Photo)

As many as 43 people have been arrested from various districts of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged role in cattle smuggling, police said on Thursday.

A total of 27 FIRs have been registered against 60 people for the offence.

Police continued its crackdown on illegal slaughter houses and cattle smuggling after strict directives from chief minister Yogi Adityanath .

“The drive is continuing in the entire state to check cattle smuggling and illegal slaughter houses,” said additional superintendent of police (ASP) at the DGP headquarters, Rahul Srivastav.

According to the reports received from districts till Thursday, 27 FIRs have been registered against 60 persons for alleged cattle smuggling, out of which 43 have been arrested, he said.

The maximum number of persons (26) were arrested in Agra, followed by six each in Meerut and Bareilly, three in Lucknow and two in Varanasi, Srivastav said.

On action against illegal slaughter houses, the official said eight FIRS were lodged in Meerut, Varanasi and Bareilly.

He said two illegal slaughters houses each were closed in Varanasi and Bareilly.