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Camel slaughtering racket busted

Camel slaughtering racket busted
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The district police on Thursday busted a camel slaughtering racket and reportedly took eight persons into custody. The police also rescued five camels...

Nalgonda: The district police on Thursday busted a camel slaughtering racket and reportedly took eight persons into custody. The police also rescued five camels from the spot. According to Munugodu SI Ramulu, acting on a tip off, the police teams on Wednesday late night conducted raids in the fields of one Nimmala Swamy in Ukondi village in Munugodu mandal, where camels were being slaughtered.

Upon noticing police arrival, the offenders reportedly fled the spot. Police found as many as 20 camel carcasses loaded into a DCM van and five camels alive at the spot. They suspected the involvement of local beef shop owner Kayyum along with Afzal and Saleem of Hyderabad.

According to sources, around 30 camels were brought from Maharashtra to Ukondi village on Wednesday night. Meanwhile, highly placed sources revealed that the police had taken eight persons into custody in connection with camel slaughtering, but did not confirm it officially.

Nalgonda DSP Sudhakar visited the Ukondi village on Thursday. Speaking to The Hans India he informed that as per the Supreme Court directions camel slaughtering was banned in the State. He said the police had started probe to trace the culprits including transporters, traders, assistants and butchers with regard to camel slaughtering and cases would be booked against the culprits under the Animal Cruelty Act, Cow and Animal Slaughter Act, Temporary Migration and Export Regulation Act.

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