Greater Noida: Duo Arrested For Slaughtering Cattle Sent To Jail; 20 Kg Beef,  Weapons Recovered In Raid(representative image)

In Gurugram, duo arrested for allegedly slaughtering a bovine in Greater Noida have been sent to jail, reports The Hindu. The accused, Zahid and Yaqub, were arrested on 25 May after police raided former’s residence in Noorpur after receiving a tip-off about beef being stored there.

SHO of Jarcha police station, Prabhash Chandra, informed that not only 20 kg of beef and 10 kg of another meat were recovered, stored in a refrigerator, but also weapons. Two countrymade weapons with live cartridges along with the chopper were discovered from the house during the raid.

The meat has been sent to the forensic laboratory at College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in Mathura for formal confirmation.

The arrested persons have been booked under two separate criminal cases — under the U.P. Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, and under IPC Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle), and under Arms Act for illegal possession of weapons.

“The arrested were sent to jail on the same day as the IPC sections under which they were booked were non-bailable. The case is under investigation,” said Chandra. A police officer added that another Bisada incident was prevented from happening.

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