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“Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act 1955 is Being Misused Against Innocent Persons”: Allahabad High Court [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 27 Oct 2020 11:07pm

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A bail application was filed in Allahabad High Court by an accused named Rahmuddin. He was accused under section 3(Prohibition of cow slaughter), 5(Prohibition on Sale of beef) & 8(Penalty) of the Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act 1955. 

The bail application was filed by learned counsel Sri Onkar Singh, representing the accused. It was sought in the application that the accused be released on bail. The counsel stated that “There is no allegation against the applicant (accused) in the FIR and the applicant was not arrested from the spot and is in jail for more than one month.” 

The bench on this showed its concern and said “The Act is being misused against innocent persons. Whenever any meat is recovered, it is normally shown as cow meat (beef) without getting it examined or analyzed by the Forensic Laboratory. In most of the cases, meat is not sent for analysis. Accused persons continue in jail for an offence that may not have been committed at all and which is triable by Magistrate 1st Class, having maximum sentence up to 7 years.”

The court further said that “Whenever cows are shown to be recovered, no proper recovery memo is prepared and one does not know where cows go after recovery. Goshalas do not accept the non-milking cows or old cows and they are left to wander on the roads. Similarly, the owner of the cows after milking, leave the cows to roam on roads, to drink drainage/sewer water, and eat garbage, polythene, etc. Moreover, cows… Continue Reading...

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