UP: BJP MLA claims cow slaughter incidents 'rising' in Bahraich amid lockdown

UP: BJP MLA claims cow slaughter incidents 'rising' in Bahraich amid lockdown
Bahraich (UP), May 8 () BJP legislator from Mahasi assembly constituency in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich has alleged that incidents of cow slaughter are rising in the district amid the ongoing COVID-19-induced lockdown.

Sureshwar Singh had written to the state's additional chief secretary (home) on May 6 saying: "After lockdown, the incidents of cow slaughter are on the rise in Bahraich district… Except calves and bulls, cows are seen in very less numbers."

Singh expressed apprehensions that if the trend continued, soon it would be difficult to spot a cow in the district, which is around 130 km from state capital Lucknow.
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He further alleged that incidents of cattle theft too have increased in some areas of the district.
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"Criminals are arrested and on the second or third day, released on parole," the MLA said in his letter as he sought Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's intervention in the matter. Superintendent of police Vipin Mishra refused to comment on the matter. CORR ABN RHL
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