Largest Cattle (Go-dhan) Rescue in India in a single day from Bengal-Jharkhand border in recent times.
Joy Raj | Nrisa-Govindpur(Jhrkhand) | 29 August 2014:: Near about 2000 cattle, in 100 trucks, heading towards Bengal from UP-Bihar-Jharkhand for slaughtering purpose in Bakar Eid by cattle-smuggling rackets are freed now and the the recovered cattle are kept in various Go-shalas (cow-shelters) in Jharkhand. It is suspected that the network for such cow-smuggling rackets are spread in different states along with cow smuggling chain beyond India-Bangladesh Border line in West Bengal.
Activists of Akhil Bharat Goraksha Mission,Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Bajrang Dal and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) have checked these cattle loaded trucks at Barba hat and Tentulia area in Friday morning. Facing stern action and rigid temperament of Goraksha Activists dozens of truck drivers tried to run away along with trucks, but few drivers had to hideaway without cattle or truck. The Go Raksha Activists halted 30 trucks on their own and informed the Local Police Station at Nirsa, SDO, Dhanbad and SP Dhanbad to seize all the cattle loaded trucks as per norms. Being informed S.D.O. Avishek Srivstava, DSP R.C. Ram, Inspector R.K Roy, Inspector-in-charge Sailendra Singh, reached the spots to control the situation and captured 36 cattle loaded trucks from Barba hat area and 34 trucks crossing Tentulia.
The cattle were illegally transported violating the Transport of Animals Rules, 1978, the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 and other provisions of IPC. More over there were no medical certifications and the purchase Challans for most of the cattle loaded in the trucks under seize. An FIR has been lodged under relevant section upon the complaints made by Shri Harendra Lal Arya, coordinator of Akhil Bharat Goraksha Mission, Nirsa Block.
There was clash between fleeing truck drivers and Go Raksha activists who were trying to stop them. At time of raid the activists quickly informed the situation to Acharya Yogesh Shastri at the Headquarter of Akhil Bharat Gorkhsa Mission at Kolkata also to Shri Sudrshan of Punjub Goraksha Dal office to intervene accordingly. Shri Upananda Brahamachri, Editor, Hindu Existence and eminent co-coordinator of cow-protection movement was also informed and requested to take immediate action as the Police personnel and the Local administration were in a hesitating mood to arrest the perpetrator cow-smugglers and butchering associates. Getting information, all of them jumped into action to save the cattle at once.
As a high level intervention was set up in Delhi and a clear direction to SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal) members of Nirsa and Tentulia points came into force, there was no option other than to rescue the cattle heading towards Bangladesh border en route West Bengal for a clear slaughtering purpose. When it was forced to rescue all the 2000 cattle from the hands of sow-smuggling rackets, a decision was taken to safely shift to all the cattle to nearby Katras and Ganga Goshala.
According to information this is the biggest seizure of cattle from Bengal-Jharkhan Border in a single day.
Actions will be taken within prescribed rules: SDO.
All documents of trucks ,which are seized along with cattle, are being examined. Perpetrators will be prosecuted under appropriate law. At first it looks like case of cattle smuggling , but action will be taken only after after tracing the prove. Every truck related to cattle,is taken in to custody of respective Police Station.-Avishek Srivastava ,SDO.
State BJP condemned cattle-smuggling through Jharkhand, Coordinators informed Maneka Gandhi.
BJP State training cell-in-charge, Shri Ganesh Mishra condemned cattle-smuggling as exposed. He said this is nothing but a heinous crime that Jharkhand state government under Hemant Soren ministry has failed to stop cow smuggling through Jharkhand-West Bengal border. Due concoction with Government, cattle along with coal is begin smuggled under some mafia rackets. He demanded for stern action against cattle smuggling. Central minister Maneka Gandhi (Women and Child Development Minister) was informed about the delay of arrival of Police on spot, as reported. Maneka Gandhi has given instruction to administrative official over telephone. Police and administration normalized the situation only after a high intervention like that. It is gathered from the source the recovered Cattle were collected from different areas of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharastra and Chattisgarh.
BJP leader Mannu Tiwari, Sanjay Singh, Vinay Singh, Kundan Singh, Sudhir Rai, Munna Singh, Bittu Mishra, Safir Khan, Hyder Ali, Akhtar Azad, Dukhu Beg, Amit Jha, Bhola Gorai, Kunal Roy, Santu Banerjee, Yogendra Yadav, Munna Barman, Bibhisan, Durga Goswami, Niraj Singh Patel, P.N. Jha and others along with local Gram Panchayet members have lead the rescue movement very successfully.
BJP Youth Cell Observer Sanjay Singh thanked every activists participated in this largest cattle rescue drive in recent times to restore the animal protection rights. Shri Singh clearly said that the State BJP and Go-Raksha Activists will not tolerate any violation of Prohibition of Animal Cruelty Act or The Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act, 2005.
Few days ago, the activists of Akhil Bharatia Gorakhasha Mission have saved 58 cows from Tikonia More under Kulti Police station (WB) adjacent to Jahrakhad area.
In West Bengal, Kulti Bridge of Burdwan (Jharkhand-West Bengal border) is the entry point of Cattle from North, Western India and Nepal. Another entry point of cattle is Sonakoniya of West Midnapore (Orrissa-West Bengal Border) linked with Orrissa and southern India. And West Bengal is the vital transit point for its illegal cross border trafficking of cattle into Bangladesh. BSF in WB-BD border line is not looking seriously to check the cattle smuggling through it porous fencing and promoting lucrative & illegal business. Through Bangladesh Beef of India reaches furthest point of far and middle east.
Post script 1: As per report, 785 cattle are kept in Ganga Goshala, Katras and 298 Cattle are kept in Bastakhola Goshala. These cattle were mainly recovered from Barbahat. But about 1000 cattle recovered from Tentulia and some portion from Barbahat were distributed in the rural locals for the maintenance for the recovered Go-dhan.
Is West Bengal Police helping the Cow smuggling rackets and allowing WB as transit point for illegal trafficking of cattle in Bangladesh?
Rama Roy | Kulti (West Bengal) | 31 August 2014:: While Jharkhand and other states taking stringent steps against illegal cow trafficking and cow slaughter, some officers of West Bengal Police [particularly Kulti PS (Burdwan), Ramnagar PS (South 24Pgs), Pandua PS (Hoogly), SP Rural Howrah] are indulging in all nefarious activities and illegalities in connection with illegal cow market, animal cruelty and cow slaughtering. They are behaving in a very crude ill manners with the ‘Cow Saver’ and ‘Animal Lover’ activists and promoting the illegalities of butchers and Cow smuggling rackets.
Today (31-08-2014) the Officer in Charge of Kulti PS (Burdwan), Mr Dilip Paul ( (Mob. 09830946962 / land line. 0341-251555) threatened the members of Akhil Bharat Go Raksha Mission, Kulti for dire consequences as they rescued some 10 cattle from some cow smugglers and butchers from Lalbazar area at about 4-30 pm.
The Hindu Go Raksha Activists captured there 10 cattle with 4 butchers led by Md. Ehasan Ali and peacefully halted the situation after intimating the police with a request to send the cattle to nearest Goshala after due recovery. Some 350-400 Hindu activists detained the cattle and the butchers for 1-30 hrs until the police reached the spot. The Hindu activists did not harm to the butchers and didn’t use any abusive language even.
But, when the police reached the spot, the motivated police personnel started pressurize the activist to free the cattle and the butchers on their way. As the activists denied, the police contingent under the leadership of OC, Kulti PS, Mr Dilip Paul ill behaved and dispersed the activist forcefully and used abusive languages taking the name of their mothers and sisters of the activists. It is learnt that Mr Dilip Paul, OC, Kulti PS, threatened the cow lovers that he would give cases against them under non-bailable sections so that they would be arrested and would not be able to rescue any cows so far. He also mentioned that if the Hindu activists may think that Shri Narendra Modi will save them from Delhi, it is an absurd thing as the state of WB is still running by Miss Mamata Banerjee from Kolkata. It is learnt lastly that the 10 cattle are detained in Police Station without serving any water and fodder for hours.
It is quite astonishing with such a statement from an OC, Kulti and the aggrieved activists demanded immediate removal of the posting of OC, Kulti as he behaves like a TMC cadre and a pretty friend of cow smugglers and butchers.
It is apprehended that the OC, Kulti is getting some advantages from the Cow Smuggler and Slaughtering racket. The Akhil Bharat Goraksha Dal activists condemned the ant-Hindu and cruel attitude to cattle by Mr. Dilip Paul.
Post script 2: (i). Some minutes back, Acharya Yogesh Shashtri, Spokesperson of Akhil Bharat Goraksha Mission (who was on spot) told this reporter that the OC, Kulti PS gave away the detained cattle to the butchers in the dark of night and recovered one Cow from a nearby village to hand over to the butcher with a very ‘responsible’ way! (01 Sept 2014 at 2-30 am).
(ii). Today (04-09-2014) at about 10-40 am Shri Amar Singh, the leader of Akhil Bharat Go Raksha Mission and BJP activist was attacked by a group of butchers when Shri Singh went to Kulti SBI for his personal business. Shri Singh escaped from the situation anyway and went to the Kulti PS in the afternoon for lodging a complaint accordingly. But, the duty officer denied to take any complaint in the absence of Mr Dilip Paul, OC, Kulti PS and took the written complaint from Shri Singh without giving any receipt and requested to come in the evening.
After returning home Shri Singh got a call from Kulti PS to see the OC in the evening. At about 7 pm when Sri Singh went to Kulti PS to meet the OC in his chamber, he saw some of the attackers and operators of the cow smuggling lobby were also present in OC’s chamber. Mr. Dilip Paul, Kulti PS, proposed to Shri Singh for a mutual and not to come forward for the Goraksha (Save Cattle) movement in fore front.
As Shri Singh denied any mutual with the perpetrators and attacker on him, the OC threatened him to arrest him in some case very soon. A frustrated Anar Singh returned from the police station with full of anxiety and in a perplexed condition.
When this reporter contacted to Shri Singh over mobile phone, an annoying Singh was not in a mood to speak even, but retaliated over the Local and Burdwan District BJP leadership who are not giving any importance to Goraksha Andolan only to eyeing over some Muslim memberships within BJP.
Muslim Public Prosecutor in Tamluk CJM Court, acting as if Defense Counsel to hand over rescued cattle in the hands of Muslim butchers.
On 26 Aug 2014, at the time of hearing of case related KTPP Police Station case no. 361/2014, Md. Safiur Ali Khan, the Ld. PP for the case pleaded out of norms acting as if Defense Counsel to hand over rescued cattle in the hands of Muslim butchers.
The IO (Investigating Officer) report for the case does not reveal any satisfactory documents for the purchase of the recovered cattle or any valid documents or the transportation of 58 cattle very ruthlessly tied in a single vehicle no. WB 25 E 9262. No medical certificates or purchase documents were not recovered and mentioned in the seizure list.
These 58 cattle were rescued by a team consisted by Shri Upananda Brahmachari, Editor Hindu Existence; Shri Sudarshan of Punjub Goraksha Dal and Animal Vigilance Activist of Chennai, animal Welare Board; Shri Amrutesh N P, Ld Advocate of Karnataka High Court, Shri Deodas Shindhe, Ld. Advocate of Pune Court, Shri Bibhutibhusan Palei, Ld. Advocate of Raourkella Court; Shri Prakash Malogkar of Hindu Janajagruti Samiti amd Acharya Yogesh Shastri of Akhil Bharat Goraksha Mission, on the way of NH 6 near Kolaghat Bridge under KTPP PS (East Medinipur) on 16 Aug 2014.
The cattle are now kept in the custody of Go Karunanidhi Goshala, Keshiyari (West Medinipur) under valid ‘zimmana’ given by the police authority to the petitioner of the case Shri Yogesh Shastri.
From the whole antecedents it is clear that the cattle in question were transported for a purpose of Slaughter in the event of Bakar Eid and the whole matter is kept in video recording of the rescue operation. Though the Police authority lodged FIR u/s IPC 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle etc…); Sec. 54 of Transport of Cattle Rules, 1978; Sec. 11 (i), (a), (b) of Prevention of Animal Cruelty Act, 1960; Sec. 20 of WB Cattle Licencing Act, 1984 etc., the PP of the case Md. Safiur Ali Khan shamefully advocated to handover the cattle to the hands of the fake cattle owners.
All the 58 cattle were being transported in a single vehicle by the perpetrators without fodder, water, medicinal kit in a very dangerous condition violating all the rules cited above. But, a racket in Tamluk Chief Judicial Magistrate Court Campus is involved in a nefarious action to the perpetrators only for a slaughtering purpose as apprehended.
It has been alleged that the conspirators put impediment to argue in favour of the petitioner of the case. Moreover some persons shouted slogans against the petitioner and his advocate Mr. Sukanto Basu. Some identified persons threatened them in the air to quit from the case. As a matter of fact, the petitioner and his advocate are facing a threat perception posed by the cattle smuggler and butcher lobby.
It is also reported that some hooligan type byke rided persons are moving around the Keshiyari Goshala and giving threat to the students of the hostel within the campus of Goshala.
In this circumstances, a heavy police posting is needed in the CJM Court, Tamluk on the next hearing of the case fixed on 6 Sept 2014, under the direct intervention of District Judge or any appropriate authority after making an adequate infrastructure for smooth hearing.
Post script 3: Mr. Sukanto Basu, advocate for the petitioner in this KTPP Police Station case no. 361/2014, is apprehending a created chaos by the perpetrators to make disturbance in hearing fixed on 06-09-2014 and an assaulting situation thereto.