Following deaths of cows in Ayodhya and Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has suspended eight officials. The state government has suspended Mirzapur’s Chief Veterinary Officer and Ayodhya’s BDO along with 6 other officials. Show-cause notice has also been sent to Ayodhya’s District Magistrate (DM), Chief Veterinary Officer and Mirzapur’s DM.
Yogi has also directed Prayagraj Commissioner to invest the aspects of the death of destitute cows by determining relative responsibility of the same. On Sunday evening, the CM held a video conference with all the DMs of the state. Following which, the action was initiated.
He also issued a warning that in future, criminal proceedings could also be initiated under the Prevention of Animal Husbandry Act and Animal Prevention Act. Recently, as many as 35 cattles were found dead in a temporary shelter home in Prayagraj. Prima facie it appeared that they died due to lightning.
Recently, Yogi Adityanath had directed the Cow Protection Commission to issue certificates and provide security for cattle transportation. This will ensure that while legal transporters of cattle will get protection, illegal transporters and smugglers will be detected easily. Earlier, it was reported that the Yogi government has allocated Rs 20 million for setting up cow shelters in 12 district jails across the state. Additionally, the government has decided to allocate Rs 81.6 crores to open gaushalas in 68 of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh.