Days after 44 cows and a bull died under mysterious circumstances at a gaushala in Karnal district, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said strict action will be taken against those found involved in this case.
Speaking to reporters during his visit to the Phoosgarh gaushala in Karnal today, the CM said an investigation is underway in the case and the probe has revealed facts that the accused have fed poisonous substances to the cattle. Four accused have been arrested and the absconding accused will also be arrested soon, he added.
Khattar said it is suspected that the accused were carrying out this incident in connivance with those who trade in dead animals. Though investigation is still going on in the matter and no one will be spared, he added.
The CM gave instructions to the chief executive officer Zila Parishad, Gaurav Kumar regarding the care of cattle in Phoosgarh gaushala. He said arrangements should be made for fodder for the cattle. Along with this, health check-ups of cattle should also be ensured from time to time. He gave directions to the officials of the municipal corporation regarding the boundary wall of the gaushala.
On 26 January, 44 cows and one Bull died at Gaushala and Nandishala located at Phoosgarh village in Karnal. Following this, the Haryana government had constituted a four-member inquiry committee to examine the matter.
While the commissioner, Karnal Division, Saket Kumar is the chairman of the committee, vice-chairman, Gau Seva Aayog Haryana, Puran Mal Yadav, deputy director (AW) animal husbandry and dairying department Sukhdev Rathee and nominee of superintendent of police Karnal are the members of this panel.
This gaushala run by a religious organisation comes under Karnal Municipal Corporation (KMC) and mostly stray cattle are rehabilitated in this gaushala.