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Pune ‘beef police’ lay stake to city cow protection with two seizures

Man who reported the cow slaughter in Mangalwar Peth is a student of a local college anc came across the auto driver near Junna Bazaar. He also works for ‘Akhil Bharat Krishi Gauseva Sangh’.

pune Updated: Jul 13, 2017 14:22 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindutan Times, Pune
Saurabh Karde poses with the rickshaw which he alerted the police to as being the vehicle carrying beef.(HT PHOTO)

The city police arrested two men for cow slaughter on Wednesday morning. The two men, identified as Abrar Salim Khan (42) and Nadeem Moim Qureshi (32), were taking the meat for sale in a rickshaw when a member of a local body, which claims to work for protection of cows, saw them and brought them to the police station, said Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Rajaram D Chavan of Gadital police chowky which comes under Faraaskhana police station.

The rickshaw was driven by Khan while Qureshi was identified as the butcher, he added.

In a similar incident, Yerawada police found cow meat while it was being transported to a nearby meat market.

Assistant Police Inspector (API) Babde of Yerawada police station is investigating the matter. The meat was being taken to the market in an SUV which was found by the police during a routine patrol, the police said. However, further details in the case were not made available by the police.

The man who reported the cow slaughter in Mangalwar Peth, identified as Saurabh Mahesh Karde (22), is a student of a local college and came across the auto near Junna bazaar. He works for an organisation which identifies itself as ‘Akhil Bharat Krishi Gauseva Sangh’ headed by former Corporator Milind Ekbote. The police questioned the two men and found a slaughter house nearby, also under Faraaskhana police station, PSI Chavan said.

Karde also claimed that one of their other workers was involved in the Yerawada case as well. Over 65kg meat, worth Rs 9,750 in the market, was recovered from the shop near Junna bazaar. The two men were booked under Section 5(C) and 9(A) ofMaharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 1995.

While Qureshi is a resident of Kashiwadi, Khan is a resident of Ganj Peth.Along with the two people, PSI Chavan claims to be on a lookout for two other men identified as Baba Qureshi and Abu Qureshi. Baba Qureshi has two former cases from 2015 and 2016.

First Published: Jul 13, 2017 13:48 IST