Delhi: A plea from the Delhi High Court asked for separate cow protection cell to be set up in every district and to stop cattle slaughter in the capital.
The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a reply from the Union government as well as state government along with the city police on a plea to establish cow protection cell in all districts and to stop cow slaughter in the capital.
Supreme Court Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Judge Subramonium Prasad issued a notice to authorities after a plea by Ajay Gautam, who is a social activist. He has strongly accused that there have been “rampant incidents of cow slaughtering in Delhi” although there are enough police officers present.
The petition added that Delhi has 15 districts with around 206 police stations and 52 police outposts (Chowkis), and the city police force is staffed by 38,000.
“Despite having so many policemen, cow slaughter was rampant in Delhi. Mewat/Nuhu in the Haryana region, not far from Delhi, is notorious for its cow slaughters, and people who live in these areas come to Delhi at night to abduct cows on roads or from livestock farms and dairy farms and take them to Mewat. And slaughter them.”
It stated that the Delhi Police has all the authorities to develop special cell or unit for protection of cows so that conflict between cow smugglers and cow sewaka can be avoided under Delhi police Act, 1978.