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SDM returns 51 cows to Muslim family who are ‘rightful owners’

SDM returns 51 cows to Muslim family who are ‘rightful owners’

ALWAR: A Muslim family in Alwar district is set to get back its 51 bovines, which were shifted to a cow shelter more than 10 days back, as the district administration has verified it as their rightful owner, officials said.

The police had forcibly snatched and shifted the 51 cows and calves belonging to dairy farmer Subba Khan to the Shri Krishna Gaushala Samiti in Bambora area on October 3 on a complaint by villagers that Khan is a cow smuggler.

The cow shelter is owned by Kishan Gupta who is associated with the BJP. Gupta said the police had gone to the cow shelter with villagers and left the animals there.

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The owner of the bovines, Khan, was not present there at that time and when he came to know about the shifting of the animals, he approached the Sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) to get them back.

Following his application, the SDM sought a report on the matter, said Girdhari Lal, Circle Officer, Kishangarh Bas.

He said no evidence has been that Khan was into cow smuggling ans it was verified that bovines belonged to Khan, who runs a dairy farm. Therefore SDM, Kishangarh Bas, Subhash Yadav release order on the basis of police verification report to immediately return the flock back to rightful owners.

PTI inputs