SP neta wants cops to trace his goats, cites Azam's case

 Impressed with the alacrity with which the Uttar Pradesh Police managed to recover seven stolen buffaloes belonging to Samajwadi Party general secretary and ‘temperamental’ UP minister Azam Khan within 24 hours, this SP leader had also contacted them for tracing his five stolen goats.

The police, however, showed little interest in cracking the case and did not even bother to register his complaint. The leader has been making rounds of the police station but the cops remain unyielding.

“The police can recover Khan's stolen buffaloes within 24 hours but they are not showing any interest in tracing my goats,” said SP leader Prahlad Singh Yadav. The police said that it was trying to trace the stolen goats.

According to reports, some goats of Yadav, an SP leader in Ferozabad district, about 325 kilometres from here, had been stolen from his house a few days back. The local police did not register the complaint when Yadav approached them.

“The police act only if a minister is involved. They do not bother about small-time workers,” an angry Yadav said. “If the cops want, they can recover my goats within a few hours,” he added.

The police had managed to recover Azam's stolen buffaloes within a record time. They had conducted a series of raids at several slaughter houses and had seized a large number of cattle to recover the stolen ones.

The panic in the police department over Azam’s stolen buffaloes had given additional ammunition to the opposition. “The cops do not take the same amount of interest when the livestock of the common people gets stolen,” said the BJP leaders.

The stolen buffaloes had hogged media limelight and made Azam to remark, in a sarcastic vein, that the animals had become more popular than even ‘Queen Victoria’.
The recovery also made a senior IPS officer approach police with a request to trace his stolen bicycle.

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