The state government is studying the implementation of the Karnataka anti-cow slaughter Bill 2020. Bureaucracy will come out with a solution in regards with the beef shortage in Goa in next 2 days, Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant told Goajunction in Panjim on Thursday.
Earlier, on Wednesday several beef traders had expressed their grief over transportation of cattle’s from Karnataka in Goa. Several beef shops across Goan markets have remained closed for last couple of days due to shortage of beef.
Under the new amendments to Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Bill (2020), buffalo has also been included in the definition of ‘cattle’. So if anyone is caught while smuggling or slaughtering a cow, calf of a cow, bullock, and buffalo below the age of thirteen years that person will face three-seven years of imprisonment with a penalty between Rs 50,000 to 5 lakh for the first offence.
For the second or consequent offence, the penalties will be between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10 lakh. Under the bill, sub-inspector ranked officers or a competent authority will have the power to carry out search operations at premises and seize cattle and materials used or intended to use to commit the offence. And the seizures will then be reported before the SDM.