Carcasses of many cows were found at the village factory on June 10 and knowing about it after villager Sukwinder Dass had alerted villagers, angry residents supported by members of Hindu organizations going on rampage had demolished factory, ransacked houses of three factory partners. Administration had to clamp curfew and Mansa SSP Sukhdev Singh Chahal was placed under suspension.
Chief Minister said he had already directed the DGP to ensure culprits involved in this dreadful crime are given exemplary punishment so that no one should dare to commit this crime in future.
Badal said the whistleblower of this case, Sukhwinder Dass, who dared to bring the incident into light will be honoured by the state government on Independence Day for his rare act of bravery. Regarding construction of memorial at the site of cow slaughter, Chief Minister said the government has already initiated process of acquiring land of factory adding that state government would take any decision to respect wishes of area residents.
Chief Minister said directions have been given to local government department to ask all the municipal corporations of the state to sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the local Gaushalas for the protection and proper upkeep of the cows.
Local government minister Chunni Lal Bhagat, Punjab Gau Sewa Board Chairman, Keemti Bhagat, Rajasthan Gau Rakhsha Commission chairman, RS Rajasthani, were also present.
[Courtesy: Times of India]
June 21, 2012