New Delhi: Haryana IPS officer Bharti Arora has claimed that the money earned from cow smuggling is being used to spread terrorism across the country.
Arora has been recently appointed by the Manohar Lal Khattar government to head the police teams checking slaughter and smuggling of cows across the state.
A report published in the Hindustan Times quoted Arora as saying that cow smuggling and slaughtering is an organised crime and the money earned from these businesses is being used to promote terror-related activities in India.
The IPS office, while divulging more details, said the cows are being smuggled to Bangladesh via Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.
Last year, the BJP government had passed the Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Bill.
The cow protection law in Haryana ensures stringent punishment to those indulged in cow slaughter or selling or eating beef.
Cow slaughter in Haryana attracts a rigorous imprisonment ranging from three years to 10 years.