Now, Bihar seals illegal abattoirs

Now, Bihar seals illegal abattoirs

The action against illegal slaughterhouses in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh is having a cascading effect in Bihar.

Amid a demand by the BJP to shut down all illegal slaughterhouses in this part of the cow belt (Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh), the Rohtas district administration has sealed an abattoir in Bikramganj after locals filed a complaint.

According to the complaint, the odour emanating from the abattoir in Quraishi Tola and the nuisance created there has made life difficult for the residents.

No protests

Incidentally, no one protested the closure. Sources said this could be because the slaughterhouses were deemed illegal as none of their licences had been renewed after its expiry on March 31.

“The action against the slaughterhouse has been taken under Section 133 of the CrPC,” district magistrate A K Parashar said.

Sources said the slaughterhouse was being run from a makeshift building on encroached government land.

“The slaughterhouse was running in an illegal manner. No application had been moved for the renewal of its licence,” said Mohammad Akram, station house officer, Bikramganj.

Last year, a local, Vinod Prasad Chourasia, had filed a public interest litigation in the Patna High Court, demanding the abattoir be shut down as the odour emanating from it was unbearable.

The court recently asked the Rohtas administration to take action and submit a report in this regard.

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