Gangtok: Khus Chettri, Bahun Association, under President Raju Basnett, has condemned Cow Slaughter in YangthangMartam- Rumtek. ‘After we came across the event we summoned an emergency meeting, where the administration has been asked to ensure that such a thing does not happen in future,’ commented the Association.
The Cow was killed on the farm of a villager, who claimed innocence. This is the 2nd event where slaughter has taken place on the farm of non-eater. Observers feel the authorities should not miss connivance if any. However,the Panchayat has filed the First Information Report.
Singtam SP Deepak Gurung and Sub Inspector, Karma Thendup Bhutia, have started investigating the event. They have found a horn and blood as also two suspected men.
Sikkim prevention of Cow Slaughter Act 2017 ,is in place.Accordingly the accused can be subjected to 2 to 10 years jail and payment of 10 Thousand to 1 Lakh.Killing Cow and its female progeny is a non bailable offence, sick can be killed after obtaining No Objection Certificate from the Govt.Beef selling and consuming is permitted.