Haryana IPS officer has a job - to check cow smuggling, slaughter

Haryana government Tuesday entrusted IPS officer Bharti Arora with the task of supervising and monitoring the functioning of teams constituted in all the districts of the state to check slaughter and smuggling of cows.

PTI| Updated: Jul 05, 2016, 19:59 PM IST

Chandigarh: Haryana government Tuesday entrusted IPS officer Bharti Arora with the task of supervising and monitoring the functioning of teams constituted in all the districts of the state to check slaughter and smuggling of cows.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has approved a proposal to this effect.

The headquarter of Arora for this assignment 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, he said.

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.

As many as 307 cases have been registered between January 1 and April 30, 2016 under Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960.

Also, 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.

The spokesman said during last year, 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.