Saharanpur: Two persons have been booked under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act for allegedly slaughtering buffaloes in Deoband area here, police said today.
“Deoband police received a complaint last night that some people had slaughtered buffaloes following which they reached the spot and arrested Sannvar and Mustafa. Buffalo meat and instruments used for slaughtering were recovered from their possession,” SSP (rural) Vidhya Sagar Mishra said.
A case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has been registered against the duo, he said.
According to a recent government order, the list of animals that cannot be bought or sold for slaughter through cattle markets includes cows, bulls, buffaloes, heifers, calves and camels.