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Ghaziabad: Four cattle smugglers held for theft, slaughter of cows

PTI | Updated on: 03 Sep 2018, 09:09:10 PM
Ghaziabad: Four cattle smugglers held for theft, slaughter of cows (Representational image)


Four persons were arrested on Monday in Ghaziabad’s Awas Vikas colony for allegedly stealing cows and slaughtering them, police said.

On the basis of a tip-off, Tronica city police arrested the smugglers from a forest near the colony and recovered from their possession lethal weapons used for slaughtering, police said.

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The arrested accused—Rizwan, Firoz, Anees, and Mustkeem—have confessed to stealing cows and calves for slaughtering after administering euthanasia injections to them, Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna said.               

They were wanted in five cases of theft of bovines and their slaughter, he said.

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Three extra-large size knives, five syringes and 14 injections, and a four-metre-long synthetic rope were recovered from the accused, the SSP said, adding that they have been sent to jail under sections of the anti-cow slaughter Act.

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First Published : 03 Sep 2018, 09:08:58 PM