Police have arrested seven people for cattle smuggling in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki district, an official said on Monday. Around 4-kg meat was recovered from the suspects which police suspect is beef, the official said.
“On Saturday, police got information about cow slaughtering from Mohammadpur village of the district. Following this, a police team rushed there, and arrested seven smugglers,” said Barabanki SP Arvind Chaturvedi.
Instruments used in animal slaughter, a rope, and two four-wheelers have also been recovered from the suspects, the superintendent of police said.
Efforts are on to nab one more suspect who is a resident of Lucknow, police said. Station house officer of Kotwali said a case has been registered and after investigation, the NSA (National Security Act) and the Gangster Act will also be slapped on the suspects.
Under the NSA, a person can be detained without a charge for up to 12 months if authorities are satisfied that the individual is a threat to national security or law and order.