New Delhi: In connection with a cow slaughter case in the Bhalswa Dairy locality of Delhi, four individuals have been booked. The accused have been identified as Murtaza Ali (36), Ansar (49), Azim (34), and Mohammed Bilal (24), according to the Delhi police.
To safeguard the religious sentiments of the residents in the Outer North District and address the prevailing issue of cow slaughter incidents in Delhi, the police have directed beat staff from all police stations to enhance surveillance. Their task is to monitor and gather intelligence on illegal cow slaughtering and transportation networks.
Based on media reports, Head Constable Arun conducted a raid on June 4, 2023, in a godown located at Swaroop Nagar Extension of Bhalswa Dairy. The raid was carried out in a discreet and efficient manner after promptly informing the superiors.
During the raid, the police team apprehended four individuals who were present in the godown. The accused attempted to flee upon seeing the police, but they were swiftly captured. Subsequent investigation revealed the distressing condition of six cows and four calves, which were found neglected without food and water. The godown was also lacking proper ventilation.
Ansar was identified as the key mastermind behind the unlawful operations after extensive questioning. The accused had lately rented the godown, and a resident of Metro Vihar named Guddu had provided them with live calves. The meat from the slaughtered animals was to be sent to Shadab and his companions in Zafrabad.
As per reports, the case was registered under the relevant sections of the Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act and Section 11 of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act at Bhalswa Dairy Police Station.