Man held for cat­tle slaugh­ter; meat sent for foren­sic anal­y­sis

DNA Sunday (Mumbai) - - TE ST - DNA Cor­re­spon­dent

The Nag­pada po­lice re­cently ar­rested a man for al­leged cat­tle slaugh­ter and seized meat to­tally weigh­ing 180 kilo­grams. The seized meat, sus­pected to be beef, has been sent for foren­sic anal­y­sis.

The ar­rested per­son has been iden­ti­fied as Mo­ham­mad Hus­sain Ab­dul Raz­zak Qureshi, 46, a butcher from Qureshi Na­gar in Kurla.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, a raid was con­ducted last week at a premise at Sakhli Street in By­culla on re­ceiv­ing the in­for­ma­tion that cat­tle is be­ing slaugh­tered here.

“We found a chopped head, its horns and eyes were removed. We have seized beef meat to­tally weigh­ing around 180 kilo­grams. Civic of­fi­cials took cus­tody of the meat,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer. He said that some of the meat sam­ples have been sent to foren­sic sci­ence lab­o­ra­tory at Kalina for de­tailed anal­y­sis.

“Qureshi claimed that the cat­tle were brought for slaugh­ter by a Madan­pura res­i­dent iden­ti­fied as Wasim. The pos­si­bil­ity of an in­ter­state cat­tle smug­gling racket can­not be ruled out. A sim­i­lar case was reg­is­tered against Qureshi at the Nag­pada Po­lice Sta­tion last year. He has also ad­mit­ted of hav­ing slaugh­tered cat­tle at two-three places in Nag­pada in the re­cent past,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer.

Im­age for rep­re­sen­ta­tion

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