7 booked in 1st case under UP's amended cow protection law

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Barabanki district

of Uttar Pradesh became the


in the state to register a case under the recently amended act for prevention of

cow slaughter

after police nabbed seven persons and recovered four quintal of beef from their possession on Saturday.
SP, Barabanki, Arvind Charurvedi said that an

intensive night surveillance

has been started to nab habitual offenders of cow slaughter in the district. He said that the NSA will be invoked against all the seven arrested persons. The SP further said that following the state government's directives "a database of habitual offenders (accused in cow slaughter cases) has been prepared and, so far, 50 persons have been included in it". He said that the police has also set up teams for surveillance of 'dark spots' where incidents of cow slaughter are common.
Explaining the modus operandi, the officer said that during the daytime miscreants spotted the cows which are not part of any herd. Then they took the cattle to a semi-forest area and in the night services of butchers were taken to do the job. Later, a convoy of about three


was engaged in transporting the meat. While the meat was loaded in a vehicle other vehicles provided backup to the main vehicle.

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