Chandigarh, July 5 –Haryana Government has entrusted Mrs Bharti Arora, IPS, the task to supervise and monitor the functioning of the teams constituted in all districts of the State to effectively check slaughter and smuggling of cows.
While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that Chief Minister Mr Manohar Lal has approved a proposal to this effect. The headquarter of Mrs Bharti Arora would be at Bhondsi in District Gurgaon.
He said that 62 Non-gazetted Officers (NGOs) and 224 Other Rank Police Personnel (ORP) have been posted in these police teams. He said that State police has also launched a 24-hour helpline number 8284030455 for people to report incidents of cow smuggling or slaughter. The information that is provided will be conveyed to police officials, who would send special teams set up for the purpose to the area concerned, he added.
As many as 307 cases have been registered between January 1 and April 30, 2016 under Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act 1960. Also, 85 cases have been registered under Punjab Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act 1955. During this period, 191 cows have been rescued and 446 persons have been arrested under these Acts.
The spokesman said that during last year, the State Government had enacted the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act which has a provision of imprisonment of up to 10 years in case of cow slaughter.