Rajasthan amends law, vehicles used in bovine smuggling to be seized

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Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Monday announced amendments in the state Bovine Act, whereby vehicles used in illegal transport of animals will be seized and the culprits arrested.

“The Rajasthan government has made a significant amendment in the Rajasthan Bovine Animals (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act of 1995 to provide for seizure of vehicles used in illegal transportation of cows and arrest of culprits,” Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore told the media after a Cabinet meeting here.

Section 6A has been added to allows seizure of vehicles and their release after payment of penalty.

Officials can arrest offenders once the Act is amended, he said, adding that buffalo and its progeny are not part of the bovine animals.

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