PONDA: Gorakshaks including Goa Parshuram Sena have threatened to protest on Monday if Ponda Police fail to register cognisable offence against two persons caught red-handed for allegedly transporting stolen cattle for slaughtering.
Rajiv Jha and other gorakshaks addressing media persons said, “The duo was caught red-handed on September 5 with six cattle illegally transported for purpose of slaughter and the two were handed over to the Ponda Police. However, they were released by police by registering the offence as non-cognisable.”
The gorakshaks claimed that around 100 cattle are kept in a cowshed at Bethora which are likely to be slaughtered and demanded that the police conduct an inquiry in this regard.
They also demanded that police register the offence under Section 8 of the Goa Animal Preservation Act 1995.
The gorakshaks have also complained to South Goa SP to direct Ponda Police to register a cognisable offence and arrest the duo. They demanded that a case be filed in court to prevent such incidents in future.
According to gorakshaks, the duo has cases registered at Bicholim, Valpoi and Ponda for same offence.
Ponda Police sources informed that the cattle were rescued and sent to goshala. The police have attached the vehicle which was used in transporting the cattle.