UP CM Orders Probe on Cattle Death in Amroha

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  • 60 cows died in a shelter in the Amroha district
  • CM yogi Adityanth ordered an investigation.
  • The village department officer of Amroha district suspended.

Uttar Pradesh: Overnight at a cow shelter in the Hasanpur neighbourhood of Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district, at least six animals died, bringing the total to over 60 on Friday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered an investigation and urged the Minister of Animal Husbandry Dharam Pal Singh on Thursday evening to inspect the deaths.

“According to the Chief Minister’s instructions, a three-person team with senior officials from the animal husbandry administration and the Moradabad region has been tasked with looking into the situation. The perpetrators of the act won’t get off easy, “notified Mr Dharam pal Singh. 

On Friday, Mr Dharam Pal Singh along with senior district officials, veterinarians from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), and members of the Animal Husbandry department visited the spot. As per reports by district officials, on Thursday evening the cows in the shelter fell ill after consuming hay and  by Friday morning 5 more died taking the toll over 60. They said that the shelter home accommodated more than 180 cows.

BK Tripathi, the Amroha District Magistrate, claims that the administration of the cow shelter purchased feed from a man by the name of Tahir. The DM stated, “An FIR has been filed against Tahir, and efforts are being made to arrest him.” He informed that the village development officer who supervises the cow shelter has been suspended.

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