With Bakrid less than 20 days away, Mangalhat corporator T Raja Singh has written letters to senior police and other government officials urging them to prevent people from slaughtering cows.
According to sources, the corporator has written to DGP Dinesh Reddy and city police commissioner Anurag Sharma stating that though some volunteers have been working to stop the animals from being sacrificed, police have remained non-committal on the issue. Singh is said to have formed 'action teams' that would get active as the festival season comes closer. "The corporator held a meeting at Sanathan Dharam Sabha auditorium in Shah Inayat Gunj last Sunday. They discussed ways to block the vehicles carrying the animals into the city for the festival," sources said.
Expecting trouble, senior police officers have communicated to their men the ways to deal with the tricky situation. "There were several incidents where trucks transporting animals were intercepted by activists last year. There could be such attempts this time too. We will firmly deal with anybody who tries to break the law this year," a police officer said.