Pakur: Seven people were arrested for allegedly slaughtering cows and selling beef in a village in Jharkhand’s Pakur district today, a senior police officer said. Sixteen cows were rescued from the spot, he said. Following information that cows were slaughtered and their flesh was being sold in Manirampur village under Pakur Muffasil police station, a team was formed for necessary action, Pakur superintendent of police Shailendra Prasad Burnwal said.
Cow slaughter and sale of beef is banned in the state since 2015 The team raided the houses of three persons in the village in the early hours today and seized 45 kgs of beef, four slaughtered cows, 12 blood-stained knives, three wooden frames meant to fix animals for slaughtering, besides the 16 live cows, Burnwal told a press conference here. The houses raided included those of Halim Sheikh and Sukur Sheikh, he said.
The seven arrested were identified as Halim’s son Ajmal Sheikh and his brother Salman Sheikh, Saddam Sheikh, Sukur Sheikh, Asfarul Haq, Kamrul Sheikh and Ketabul Sheikh. A case was registered against the accused, the SP said.