Over 200 kg beef seized in MP’s Damoh, two men arrested
Two men were arrested in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh for allegedly carrying 200 kg of beef in a car. Cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh carries a seven-year imprisonment.india Updated: May 19, 2017 21:31 IST
Madhya Pradesh police seized over 200 kgs of beef from two men in Damoh district, 250 kms east of Bhopal on Thursday.
The two persons, who have been arrested, were allegedly carrying the meat and cow’s legs in plastic bags in a car.
Police seized the meat based on a tip off from a right wing organisation on Thursday night. On Friday morning, a veterinary doctor certified that meat was indeed beef.
Hindoriya police station officer P D Minj said following a tipoff, they started vehicle checking on Damoh-Hindoriya-Katni highway. Word ‘Press’ was also written on the car.
“A black Indica car was stopped. When it was checked, we founded 2 quintals and 10 kg of beef and legs of a cow in plastic bags. Mustkin Pathan who is a native of Hindoriya and presently living at Damoh and Imran Khan , a resident of Chaman Chouraha in Damoh city were taking the meat to Katni,” he said.
A case under MP Cow Protection Act 2004 was lodged against the two accused after the veterinary doctor certified the meat.
“Both accused were presented in court on Friday from where they were sent to jail,” he added.
Police investigation is going further on the basis of information received from these two accused.
Under the Madhya Pradesh government’s cow protection law, cow slaughter carries a seven-year imprisonment. The law has junked the legal principal of “innocent until proven guilty” and the onus of of proving innocence lies with the accused.
On May 13, a teenager was beaten mercilessly by cow vigilantes in Ujjain after he was allegedly found with a cow’s tail in his possession.