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Person booked for cow slaughter on the basis of conversation overheard by Police granted bail by Allahabad High Court, explanation sought from SP [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 14 Jun 2021 5:40pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Person booked for cow slaughter on the basis of conversation overheard by Police granted bail by Allahabad High Court, explanation sought from SP [READ ORDER]

The Allahabad High Court recently granted bail to one Suraj, who was accused of slaughtering three calves and charged under the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1995.

The order was passed by Justice Abdul Moin while hearing a bail application wherein the applicant was accused under Section 3 (Prohibition of Cow Slaughter), Section 5 (Prohibition on sale of beef), and Section 8 (Punishment for Cow Slaughter) of the U.P Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1995. [Suraj v. State of Uttar Pradesh]. 

The First Information Report (FIR) under Sections 3 and 8 of the Cow Slaughter Act was filed when one police personnel overheard four persons including the applicant talking with each other in the bushes that they had slaughtered three calves and have received a huge amount of money and that they now have two bulls in their possession and planned to slaughter them too. 

Section 3 of the U.P Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act prohibits cow slaughter. It states that no person shall slaughter or cause to be slaughtered, or offer or cause to be offered for slaughter, a cow, bull, or bullock in any place in Uttar Pradesh, anything contained in any other law for the time being in force or any usage or custom, to the contrary notwithstanding.

Section 8 of the U.P Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act provides punishment for committing the offense of cow slaughtering. It states that whoever contravenes or attempts to contravene or abets the contravention of the provisions of… Continue Reading...


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