Haryana has now launched a 24-hour helpline – 8284030455 – so that people can report incidents of cow smuggling or slaughter.
The information will then be relayed to police officials posted in the area who will then send a special team set up for the purpose.
To further strengthen the initiative, Haryana DGP K.P. Singh has setup barricades that would keep a check on cow smuggling.
The initiative has been set up after a video surfaced on social media where two men were being forced to eat a cow dung concoction by members of ‘Gau Rakshak Dal’ volunteers, after they were allegedly caught with beef in their possession.
In 2015, the Haryana government passed the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act making cow slaughter a criminal offence, wherein a person can face imprisonment upto 10 years.