Allahabad High Court states that UP Prevention Of Cow Slaughter Act is being misused Against Innocent Persons

26 oct 2020

Allahabad High Court states that UP Prevention Of Cow Slaughter Act is being misused Against Innocent Persons

On Monday, a single bench of Justice Siddharth of the Allahabad High Court observed that the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, is being misused against innocent people.
The bench made the remarks while hearing the bail application of Rahmuddin, an accused in a cow slaughter and sale of beef case under Sections 3, 5, and 8 of the UP Prevention of cow slaughter act.
Rahmuddin had been in jail for over a month, even when he had no allegation against him in the FIR.
The bench also said that whenever any meat is recovered, it is normally shown as cow meat without getting it examined or analyzed by the Forensic Laboratory. In most cases, the meat is not even sent for examination resulting in the wrongful arrest of innocent people.