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DIG-rank officer to identify cow vigilantes in Haryana

Recently, PM Modi had lashed out at 'cow vigilantes', saying a majority of them were anti-socials

Cow Vigilantism

Press Trust of India  |  Gurgaon 


The Haryana government has appointed a DIG-rank officer to identify cow vigilantes in the state, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came down heavily on 'cow vigilantism'.

"The Haryana government has appointed DIG-Rank officer Bharti Arora for this job and directed her to lead a team to identify genuine Gaurakshak Dal in the state," Haryana BJP Spokesperson Raman Malik said.

The state government has a list of 325 Gaurakshak Dal members, he said, adding now police has to find if they are working for protection of cows or involved in misdeeds.

"Cow protection is a vast subject to talk and we have moral and social responsibility to protect cows from slaughtering and smuggling but we should not frame ourselves in anti-social deeds," Malik said.

Haryana has passed Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill 2015 in assembly under which violators would be punished up to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and Rs 1 Lakh fine or both.

Modi had lashed out at 'cow vigilantes', saying a majority of them were anti-socials who have proclaimed themselves to be protectors of cows to cover up their misdeeds.

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First Published: Tue, August 09 2016. 01:57 IST