Post mortem of Alwar ‘cow smuggler’ on Saturday, family seeks compensation

The family of the alleged cow smuggler Taleem wants a ‘fair’ investigation into his death.

india Updated: Dec 08, 2017 17:51 IST
Urvashi Dev Rawal
Urvashi Dev Rawal
Hindustan Times, Jaipur
Cow smuggling,Alwar police,Shootout
Taleem, an alleged cow smuggler, was fatally injured in a shootout with the police in Alwar early Thursday.(HT Photo)

The post mortem of an alleged cow smuggler killed in a shootout with the police in Alwar early Thursday has been deferred to Saturday after doctors went on a mass leave on Friday even as the family demanded a fair probe and compensation.

Superintendent of police, Alwar, Rahul Prakash said, “The post mortem will be conducted on Saturday as doctors were on mass leave today. We are making efforts to nab the others involved.”

Taleem (24) was killed in a shootout with police while he and half a dozen accomplices were allegedly smuggling cows from Alwar.

The post mortem could not be done on Thursday as it was late and Taleem’s family had returned to their native place in Nuh, Haryana, threatening they will not take the body till a “fair” investigation is conducted.

However, on Friday they returned and met the district police chief Prakash and agreed to accept the body if their demands were met.

“We have demanded that a fair probe be conducted of the incident, which should be done outside the district and compensation to family members of the deceased,” said Ramzan Choudhary, an activist and president of the All India Mewati Samaj who led a delegation which met the SP.

He claimed that the SP told them that efforts would be made to fulfill their demands.

Taleem’s family members, who arrived at the government hospital, expressed ignorance of his involvement in cow smuggling.

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“We are not aware of any such activity by Taleem. There was not a single smuggling case registered against him or any other family member. We are in a state of shock how this incident happened,” said Sher Mohammad, uncle of the deceased.

Taleem’s elder brother Shamshad, a truck driver said, “I reached home last night from Kolkata. Taleem was a truck driver too and came back home few days back from work.”

Meanwhile, the president of Shri Sarvajanik Gaushala, Ajay Agarwal said cow smuggling is on the rise in Alwar district with people from neighbouring states stealing cows. He cited a recent incident of four cows being forcibly lifted from a warehouse. “A whole gang is operating behind this. Cow skin and meat are being sold from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh,” he claimed.

Advocate Khilimal Jain, who is also vice-president Rashtriya Gauraksha Sangh said cows are smuggled to Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh from Alwar.

“Alwar has number of cow shelters and so smugglers are active. They are adopting new ways to transport bovine such as in milk mans and courier vans and sometimes even in luxury vehicles,” Jain claimed.

First Published: Dec 08, 2017 13:29 IST