Man arrested with 50 quintals of cow meat in Uttar Pradesh

August 18th, 2008 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 18 (IANS) A man was arrested Monday with 50-quintals of cow meat in a town in Uttar Pradesh, the police said.”Acting on a tip-off, we raided a slaughter house run by Yusuf in the Mohammadi locality in Lakhimpur, some 120 km from here, and arrested him with the cow meat,” District police superintendent Ram Bharose told IANS.

“The veterinary doctors, who accompanied us on the raid, have confirmed that the flesh found at Yusuf’s hideout was of cows,” he added.

Yusuf, who is being interrogated, has confessed to the police that he used to run the slaughter business with four of his aides, police said.

“We are on the look out for Yusuf’s four aides, who managed to escape,” said Bharose.

Cow slaughter is banned in the state.

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