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HC take serious view of 'cow slaughtering' in village near Roorkee

Press Trust of India  |  Nainital 

Taking a serious view of alleged slaughtering of cows and selling of in a village near Roorkee, the High Court today asked police to explain under which law the bovines were being butchered.

A division bench of Acting and Justice sought the explanation while summoning the of police to respond to the allegations in a public interest litigation.

The bench asked the SSP to be personally present before it on August 10, the next date of hearing.

The bench was hearing a petition which alleged that cows were being slaughtered and the sold at Solapur Gadha village near

The plea said some of the village natives had obtained permits in 2014-2015 to slaughter cows and sell in 2014-2015.

The permits, however, were never renewed later, it said adding that despite their non-renewal, the villagers continue to slaughter cows and sell beef.

In fact, they would even release the blood of the butchered cow in the Ganga, said the petition, adding these activities were not only illegal, but also a serious health hazard to the local residents.

The petition said the residents earlier had lodged complaints with the SSP, who inquired into the matter but took no action against those involved in the illegal trade.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:05 IST