Bulandshahr, March 30: Tension erupted in Arnia village of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh after carcasses and remains of seven cows, which were reportedly slaughtered, were found near a small stream. As per the latest reports, the police have registered an FIR in the matter and assured the locals that action would be taken against the culprits.Also Read - Bihar, Jharkhand, UP Poorest States In India: NITI Aayog's Poverty Index
While confirming the news to News18, Bulandshahr District Magistrate (DM) AK Singh informed that the carcasses were discovered early on Wednesday morning. “Some locals found the remains of what seemed to be cows. A police team rushed to the spot and collected the remains. Prima facie, they appeared to be cows and we have deduced that these remains belong to seven separate cows. This seems to have been a large operation,” he said. Also Read - New Covid Variant: Uttar Pradesh Sounds Alert, Issues Fresh Guidelines For Foreign Returnees | Deets Inside
The report further quoted him saying that these cows were allegedly slaughtered and then dumped out in the open. Also Read - Mathura Girl Raped in Moving Car on Way Back From Agra; 1 Arrested, Another Absconding
The DM added that the police have registered a case. “The locals were getting agitated and there was a lot of shouting but soon, senior officials from the police and the administration reached there to pacify them,” he informed to News18. He was also quoted as saying that the situation is under control now and the locals have been requested not to link this crime to any particular community as that would lead to communal tension.
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“Those responsible for this crime will be booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA). We will also act against any officials or cops who may have been either complicit in this crime or it not remained vigilant. A crime of this scale could not have happened without the ignorance of some officials. All those responsible will be brought to justice,” he asserted,
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, days after coming to power, had ordered a complete ban on illegal slaughterhouses. The ban was announced by the BJP in its manifesto for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2017. As a result of the ban, the meat sellers in Uttar Pradesh had launched a strike while protesting the move of the Yogi Adityanath government. As per the latest development, the representatives of the slaughterhouses have been invited by the UP CM for talks on the issue.