The Telangana High Court today told the state police to conduct regular checks on cattle-carrying vehicles to prevent any incidents of cow smuggling in the state and directed the police to bar any transporters carrying cattle without the proper documentation from doing so.
The court asked the police to seize the vehicles that lacked the valid permits and documents for cattle transporting. It also asked cow vigilantes to inform the police about any instances of the illegal transportation of cattle, and instructed the police to book cases against those found to be violating cattle carrying laws.
These directives come days after Home Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali had asked the police to take steps to avoid any law and order problems
during the Bonalu festivities and the upcoming Bakrid celebrations.
He had also asked police officials to take all the steps necessary to avoid any untoward incidents during the two celebrations, and to work to stop any incidents of cow slaughter in Telangana.
The minister had said, "In the run up to Bakrid, police officials must work to prevent any incidents of cow slaughter in Telangana."
Before Mahmood Ali, DGP M Mahender Reddy too had urged the people of the state to celebrate the upcoming festivals of Bonalu and Bakrid in a peaceful way.
Further, he had asked law enforcement officials to take stringent action
against anyone found to be transporting cows and calves.