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Cow slaughter accused untraced

THE THREE accused in the cow slaughter case registered by Mhow police yesterday after a raid on a local slaughterhouse remain untraced till Thursday evening. Police parties searched many houses and possible hideouts of the accused, but Kalloo Khan and his two accomplices remain elusive.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2006 14:57 IST

THE THREE accused in the cow slaughter case registered by Mhow police yesterday after a raid on a local slaughterhouse remain untraced till Thursday evening. Police parties searched many houses and possible hideouts of the accused, but Kalloo Khan and his two accomplices remain elusive.

TI Harish Sharma told Hindustan Times that Mhow police have detained four persons who are close to Kalloo as he may surrender due to pressure.

Those who have been detained are Mohd Mujeeb son of Abdul Rashid (a tailor and tenant of Kalloo), Mohd Salim (driver in Western Railways, Kalloo’s uncle), Abdul Rauf son of Abdul Samad Qureshi (a butcher) and Mohd Nasir son of Mohd Saleem, the driver of a private vehicle.

Earlier, Mhow police arrested five butchers Abdul Quadir and Ashraf - both residents of Tall Mohalla - and Salim, Fahim, Irfan, all residents of Badakh Mohalla under Section 151 of the IPC in late on Wednesday night.

Mhow SDM John Kingsley rejected bail of all and they were sent to jail. Irregularities in goat slaughter: Meanwhile, the Cantonment Board has made provision for two slaughterhouses in Mhow on Peeth Road. One of them is meant for slaughter of buffalos and the other for goats.

The incident of cow slaughter threw light on the irregularities in slaughtering of goats in Mhow. Residents of the locality told this correspondent that the slaughterhouse of goats was not in use for past many years, giving rise to the query as to where they are being slaughtered.

Rajesh Verma, as resident of Peeth Road area whose house is adjoining the slaughterhouse, said that he had not seen any goats being slaughtered in the slaughterhouse provided by MCB for many years. Mohd Nasir, a resident of Tall Mohalla said that goats were slaughtered in the early morning hours in meat shops of the MCB in the meat market and the MCB garbage van carries away the waste generated due to slaughtering.

When MCB doctor in-charge Dr Surendra Tiwari was contacted in this regard, he was unwilling to comment on the issue. However, he said that the MCB was taking Rs 20 per animal slaughtered from meat shop owners.

As per regulations of civic authorities like municipal corporations and the cantonment board, animals are slaughtered in the slaughterhouses provided by these authorities.

In Mhow, the Cantonment Board has to ensure that no diseased or unhealthy animal is slaughtered and for this purpose, the in-charge doctor puts a seal of certification on the body of the animal after removal of the skin. It is also mandatory that the doctor check the animal before slaughter and put a seal of the MCB after the slaughter is done.

However, sources said this procedure of certification was not being carried out in Mhow.

First Published: Apr 07, 2006 14:57 IST