Rajasthan: Cow vigilantes held for assaulting TN govt members
Around 50 members of the cow protection force members targeted officials of the Tamil Nadu government transporting cows from Jaisalmer to their state, pelted stones at a truck and blocked National Highway 15 on suspicion of cattle smuggling in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, police said.
Four people have been arrested and action against seven policemen including a police inspector has been taken for allegedly not taking the matter seriously and reaching the spot late last night, a senior police official said.
The officials of the Animal Husbandry Department of Tamil Nadu government had purchased 50 cows and calves from Jaisalmer and were transporting them in five trucks with NOC and all required papers and permission from authorities and police when the cow vigilantes attacked them.
“The accused tried to beat the officials. They also tried to set a truck on fire but police reached the spot and prevented them. The officials, drives and cleaners were rescued and taken to the local police station.
In the meanwhile, several people gathered there and blocked National Highway 15.
The officials had purchased the cows of a good quality breed from different places in Jaisalmer. They had NOC and permission from the SDM and local police station to transport the …read more