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Ahead of Vasundhara Raje’s visit, bovines beaten up to clear streets

Municipal corporation staff used sticks and ropes to catch stray bovines in Bharatpur and pushed them into a truck.

jaipur Updated: Jan 22, 2018 22:27 IST
Suresh Foujdar
Suresh Foujdar
Hindustan Times, Bharatpur
Rajasthan news,Bovines,Beaten up
Municipal corporation has shifted more than 350 stray cattle to cow shelter. (HT Photo)

District administration has been beating stray bovines with sticks to remove them from the city before chief minister Vasundhara Raje’s visit on the occasion of Republic Day celebration in Bharatpur.

Municipal Corporation staff used sticks and ropes to catch the stray bovines on Monday at Raja Man Singh circle and pushed them into a truck.

The district administration has started catching bovines and shifting them to the cow shelter Gadhi Samvaldas. Some of the bovines were severely injured in the process.

Contractor of municipal corporation Ashok Kumar Jain said that, beating is necessary to catch the bovines for removing them from city. The operation is going on under the supervision of police.

District collector Narendra Kumar Gupta said that the cruelty on bovines is against animal cruelty act.

Municipal corporation officials didn’t start the operation in the city. It was the police officials who directed the contractors to shift them to cow shelters, Gupta said.

Commissioner of municipal corporation Shiv Charan Meena said that no cruelty against the bovines will be tolerated. I have ordered the contractors to suspend the operation and resume it only after my orders.

Circle officer of city Abaddan Ratnu said that the state level celebration of Republic Day will be organised here at Lohagarh Stadium on January 26. We are removing stray cattle from the city to prepare Raje’s visit.

Municipal corporation has shifted more than 350 stray cattle to cow shelter while thousands of cattle are still there in Bharatpur.

Senior vice president of state congress, Vishvendra Singh said that this act is shameful and legal action should be taken against the accused.

First Published: Jan 22, 2018 21:52 IST