Chandigarh: Haryana government has given responsibility to supervise and monitor the functioning of the teams constituted in all districts of the State to effectively check slaughter and smuggling of cows.
An official spokesman said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a proposal to this effect who is much worried about cow smuggling.
He said. “The headquarter of Arora for this assignemnet will be at Bhondsi in Gurgaon district. 62 Non-Gazetted Officers and 224 Other Rank Police Personnel have been posted in police teams for this purpose.”
“The state police has also launched a 24-hour helpline number-8284030455 to report incidents of cow smuggling or slaughter”, he said.
“The information regarding any such incident will be conveyed to police officials, who would send special teams to the concerned area”, he added.
The spokesman also said. The state government had enacted the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act which has a provision of imprisonment of up to 10 years in case of cow slaughter.
Nearly 307 cases have been registered in this year January 1 and April 30, under Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960 and 85 cases have been registered under Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act 1955. During this period, 191 cows have been rescued and 446 persons have been arrested.