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7 Illegal Slaughterhouses flourishing in Bihar sealed on Saturday

he state government is also likely to take further action against illegal slaughterhouses in coming days in line with the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath

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Patna, April 1, 2017: A week after the opposition BJP demanded that illegal slaughterhouses flourishing in Bihar should be closed, seven of them were sealed in Rohtas district on Saturday, officials said.

The district administration bordering Uttar Pradesh, sealed the illegal slaughterhouses running for years, following clearance of action against them from the top brass in Patna, an official said.

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The state government is also likely to take further action against illegal slaughterhouses in coming days in line with the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath, the official said.

District officials in Rohtas said action against the slaughterhouses was taken after a directive from the Patna High Court that they be sealed within six weeks. The licenses of these slaughterhouses expired on Friday.

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Leader of Opposition Prem Kumar had raised the issue of illegal slaughterhouses in the state assembly last week demanding their immediate closure in Bihar.

He also said that licences of all slaughterhouses should be cancelled adding that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was keen on making Bihar beef-free to ensure protection of cows. “Bihar should ban beef in line with Maharashtra,” he said.

According to officials, cow slaughter is banned in Bihar as per a 1955 law. But the trade continues unabated due to a flaw in the law that permits killing of cow, buffalo or bull more than 15 years old or diseased.

The violation of this provision invites a maximum jail term of six months and a fine of Rs 1,000. (IANS)

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Bureaucrat assault case: Dalit, Muslim MLAs targeted, says AAP

According to AAP Party, the matter is hyped just to take the attention away from Nirav Modi, Vikram Kothari and Jatin Mehta

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The whole incident is said to have taken place at Arvind Kejriwal's residence.
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  • Two AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) MLA’s, Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan were arrested on Wednesday
  • Chief Secretary alleged that AAP MLAs assaulted him in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal late on Monday
  • According to AAP Party, the matter is hyped just to take the attention away from Nirav Modi, Vikram Kothari and Jatin Mehta.

Calling the alleged assault on a Delhi bureaucrat a “conspiracy”, the AAP on Wednesday said that its two MLAs — Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan — were arrested in the case without any inquiry because they belonged to the minority communities of Dalits and Muslims.

Based on the allegation of assault made by Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, the two were arrested without being given a chance to state their version, senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh told the media.

“We have the video footage of what happened at Delhi Secretariat yesterday (Tuesday) when our Minister and his Personal Secretary were attacked by a mob that was incited by the BJP but nothing has been done about it.

Also Read: Delhi Chief Secretary row: AAP MLA arrested

“Words of the Chief Secretary are being treated as gospel truth,” he said, adding the top bureaucrat was making “false” allegations.

Sanjay Singh alleged that provocative speeches were given outside the Delhi Secretariat on Tuesday that led to the commotion and beating up of Minister Imran Hussain and his Personal Secretary Himanshu Singh.

According to AAP Party, the matter is hyped just to take the attention away from Nirav Modi, Vikram Kothari and Jatin Mehta.
According to AAP Party, the matter is hyped just to take the attention away from Nirav Modi, Vikram Kothari and Jatin Mehta. Wikimedia Commons

He said under the BJP’s rule in various states, Dalits and Muslims were victims of communal violence.

The Chief Secretary, who has alleged that AAP MLAs assaulted him in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal late on Monday, would have called the police immediately after the incident if he was actually assaulted, the AAP leader said.

“Anybody physically assaulted by someone would immediately call the police. Why didn’t the Chief Secretary do so? The next morning he started making these allegations against our MLAs.

Also Read: Blow for Kejriwal: EC recommends disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

On Monday, an emergency meeting was convened to address the issue of 250,000 families who were deprived of food rations due to faulty implementation of Aadhaar.

“I know the conversation that was happening at CM’s residence on the issue of people not getting ration turned into an argument… there was a heated argument but no physical attacks were made.”

Asking why the Chief Secretary’s injury report wasn’t prepared by a doctor on the same day, Sanjay Singh said: “The medico-legal certificate is coming today when the incident happened three days back.”

Today Amanatullah Khan surrendered before the police.
Today Amanatullah Khan surrendered before the police. Facebook

Stressing that this was a BJP-led Central government’s conspiracy against the AAP, Sanjay Singh said: “To be associated with AAP is considered to be a crime by the Centre.

“AAP is always the soft target. The government now wishes to take the attention away from Nirav Modi, (Vikram) Kothari, Jatin Mehta and that is why this thing was brought up.” (IANS)