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Malegaon cops arrest two for slaughtering calves

Malegaon police booked three people under Maharashtra Animal Prevention (Amendment) Act,1995.

Written by Rashmi Rajput | Mumbai |
March 28, 2015 1:13:58 am

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In the first such case in the state, the Malegaon police Friday arrested two people under the new law that bans beef trade in Maharashtra .

Read full story here: First arrests made under new law banning beef trade

On Wednesday, the Malegaon police had booked three people, identified as Hameed alias Landi, Rashid alias Pandiya and Asif Talathi, under the newly amended Maharashtra Animal Prevention (Amendment) Act,1995, for allegedly slaughtering two calves. Hamid and Rashid, were arrested early Friday morning from Dhule, 53 km from Malegaon.

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“We got a tip-off that the duo were planning to flee the state. We laid a trap and nabbed them Friday morning,” Additional Superintendent of Police Sunil Kadasane told The Indian Express. The duo have been remanded to police custody till March 31.

On Wednesday, the the Malegaon police had raided an abandoned shop. While failing to nab the suspects who fled, they managed to seize 150 kg of beef worth Rs 35,000.

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