BJP's youth wing leader booked for smuggling cows, sending them to slaughterhouses
BHOPAL: The police have busted a racket that was involved in smuggling bovines from Madhya Pradesh, to slaughterhouses in Maharashtra.
Over 165 cows and oxens have been recovered. The police had got information about the gang involved in illegal smuggling of bovines in Balaghat district. On the basis of the tip-off, action was taken.
The main accused, Manoj Pardhi, is Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader. The BJYM is the youth wing of BJP. In all, 20 persons have been booked in the FIR.
The police said that the Manoj and co-accused, Arvind Pathak, purchased cows and cattle from a fair and later hired herdsmen to drive the cattle to a village on the border of MP and Maharashtra.
Later, the cattle were taken to slaughterhouses in Maharashtra. The case has been registered under section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of IPC and under relevant sections of Madhya Pradesh Gauvansh Pratishedh Adhiniyam 2004, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and MP Krishak Pashu Parikshan Adhiniyam. [January 29, 2021 Newsbits.in]