Fresh tension in Alwar as 40 kgs ‘beef’ discovered in home

Merely days after Rakbar khan was lynched in Alwar, Rajasthan, three women were arrested in the district for packaging ‘beef.’


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Alwar: Merely days after Rakbar khan was lynched in Alwar, Rajasthan, three women were arrested in the district for packaging beef. A fresh row erupted in Govindgarh town in Alwar, when local police claimed that they found 40kgs of cow meat at a family’s home in Ambedkar Nagar area.
“We got information around 7:45 am that a cow is being slaughtered at a butcher’s house near Badbada Mod (turn). We reached the spot within 10 minutes and saw that three women are packing meat in a polythene and weighing it,” said Roop Narayan Sharma, assistant sub-inspector at Govind Garh police station in a report by Hindustan Times.
“We asked them what they were packing. One of the women replied that a buffalo was slaughtered and they were packing its meat. We called the regional veterinary officer to confirm whether the meat was of a cow or a buffalo. The officer confirmed that it was beef. He also sent a sample to FSL, Jaipur,” the report added.
Tension in area
“The villagers forced shopkeepers in the market to pull down their shutters and gathered at the police station to demand strict action after this news spread. Additional police force was deployed in Govindgarh to keep the situation under control, though no violence was reported from anywhere,” The Hindu reported.
FIR registered
“The three women have been identified as Akbari Qureshi, Shabina, and Bhoori, the ASI said. “During the preliminary questioning, Akbari admitted that her son Shakeel Qureshi and his friend Sattar (who is a butcher) had brought a cow’s calf yesterday and we have slaughtered it for the first time,” said Sharma who is investigating the case in the report by HT.
An FIR was registered against five people under sections of Rajasthan Bovine Animal Act. The three women were arrested and the hunt for absconding Shakeel and Sattar is on.
Reacting to the incident, Ramgarh MLA Gyandev Ahuja said in the report, “We treat cows like our mother. Cow slaughter should be kept in the category of terrorism and special task force should be made to deal with this issue.” He added, “The Meo Muslims of Haryana are involved in the business of buying and selling beef.”
“Cases of smuggling of cows to alleged illegal slaughterhouses in Haryana have been reported in Alwar and Bharatpur. The state government has established police outposts in the area to prevent cow smuggling. Self-styled cow protection groups are active in the region and carry out night patrols to thwart cow smuggling attempts,” the report added.
In 2017, trader Pehlu Khan was beaten to death in Alwar when he was transporting cows to his home in Haryana. Dairy farmer Umar Mohammed was shot dead and then thrown on the railway tracks allegedly by members of cow protection groups associated with right-wing extremist organizations.
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