GUWAHATI: The Assam Police intercepted an Oil Tanker which was carrying Buffalo instead of Oil in Srirampur Police Outpost in Gossaingaon, Assam on 28th November.
As per the officials from the scene, the tanker was carrying 10 buffalos which were coming from Bihar and was taking passage way to Shillong, Meghalaya. Reportedly two people were arrested in relation which the transportation.
Earlier this year, the BJP -lead Assam government introduced the Assam Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 with the principal goal of preventing cow trafficking to Bangladesh, according to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
It also aims to ban the selling of beef in territories controlled by non-beef-eating groups, as well as within a 5-kilometer radius around temples and'satras' (Vaishnav monasteries) founded by Srimanta Sankaradeva in the 15-16th century.
The law aims to repeal the Assam Cattle Preservation Act of 1950, which permits the killing of cows over the age of fourteen or those who have been crippled for life due to labor, reproduction, injury, or deformity when local veterinary authorities verify that they are fit for slaughter.
This clause is preserved in the bill, which aims to restrict cow slaughtering, consuming, and illicit trafficking throughout Assam. The approved animals could only be butchered at licenced and authorized slaughterhouses, according to the document.
"The State government may exclude particular places of worship or events from the slaughter of cattle other than cows, heifers, or calves for religious grounds," it states.
The officials also stated that the tanker was seized around 11am during their regular patrolling at the Srirampur district. Their were total 10 buffaloes inside the tanker. The police have taken the 10 perpetrators under custody and required interrogation has been conducted. According to officials there might be many others linked to such cases.