PIL against slaughtering, sale of bovine
DB grants 4 weeks’ time to comply with directions
JAMMU: In a PIL filed by Advocate Parimoksh Seth in which he submitted that inspite of the fact that penal provisions of RPC make slaughtering or killing of bovine animals an offence punishable under Section 298-A and possession of such slaughtered animals, an act punishable under Section 298-B of the RPC, yet widespread slaughtering and sale of such slaughtered animals is going on in some parts of the State of Jammu and Kashmir and it is also stated that this goes on with the active connivance of the authorities who are otherwise supposed to check this practice severely affecting the religious sentiments of certain section of the society.
A Division Bench of State High Court comprising Justice Virender Singh and Justice Dhiraj Singh Thakur today after hearing Advocate Ankesh Chandel for the PIL whereas, Senior AAG, Gagan Basotra for the State, granted four weeks time to comply with the order dated August 4, 2014 whereby Division Bench directed Divisional Commissioners of Jammu and Kashmir Provinces to submit a report by or before the next date of hearing as to the steps that have been taken with a view to prevent either slaughtering or sale of such slaughtered animals in various areas falling under their jurisdiction. Division Bench further directed the Divisional Commissioners to obtain inputs from IGsP, Jammu and Kashmir range to find out as to whether the activities of slaughtering of bovine animals and their sale is being undertaken as commercial level on regular basis and if so, what steps have been taken by them with a view to brining the guilty to book. JNF