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Mehbooba Mufti writes to Badal, says mutton dealers harassed

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday wrote to her Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal, saying mutton traders and importers of the state are being harassed in Punjab and sought his intervention to stop it.

punjab Updated: Apr 30, 2016 16:11 IST
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Mehbooba said certain persons near Madhopur in Punjab realise substantial amount of money from mutton dealers as special tax for transportation of livestock (sheep/goat), notwithstanding the fact that livestock are procured from neighbouring state of Rajasthan.(HT Photo)

Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday wrote to her Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal, saying mutton traders and importers of the state are being harassed in Punjab and sought his intervention to stop it.

Mehbooba said certain persons near Madhopur in Punjab realise substantial amount of money from mutton dealers as special tax for transportation of livestock (sheep/goat), notwithstanding the fact that livestock are procured from neighbouring state of Rajasthan, an official spokesman said.

She requested Badal that since the mutton dealers are not getting support from police, necessary instructions be issued to the concerned so that they are not harassed and no tax is charged from them for transportation of their livestock.