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Tension in Badaun after smugglers kill over six stray cattle

| | Lucknow | in Sunday Pioneer

Tension prevailed in Badaun district after cattle smugglers allegedly killed at least half-a-dozen stray cattle and fired at people in a village on Friday night. Taking serious cognizance of the matter, senior police officer immediately suspended entire Dial 100 team and also strengthened police force in the area.

“Bovine smugglers killed at least half-a-dozen stray cattle and threw the skeletons after packing the flesh in a truck,” Senior Superintendent of Police in Badaun, Chandra Prakash revealed. They smugglers also fired at villagers in Bhoor Khitaura village in Sahaswan tehsil to make a safe escape, on Friday night.

“Based on the complaints of the villagers, the entire team of Dial 100 (responsible for patrolling in the village) has been suspended,” he said. The circle officer of Sahawan has been asked to conduct a probe into the alleged laxity of the police station in-charge of Sahaswan Police Station and other staff, Prakash said. Agitating villagers blocked the highway following which

senior officials of the district administration reached the spot. They were pacifying the villagers to call off their protest.

Meanwhile Azamgarh police has arrested main accused of 26 deaths due to spurious liquor in Raunapar area of the district. Superintendent of Police in Azamgarh, Ajay Sahani said that action on a tip-off, a tip police team nabbed Mulayam and his aide Pintu Yadav under Jiyanpur Kotwali area on Saturday morning. Police recovered two cars and 503 pouches of illegal liquor from them.  Sahani said that liquor mafia Mulayam Yadav was accused of 2013 hooch tragedy also which had claimed 53 lives. In Mubaraqpur 26 persons were died after consuming poisonous liquor though the administration claimed that only 12 persons were killed.




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