‘Buy Meat from Local Slaughterhouse or Face Action’- Mayor Warns 20 Meat Sellers in City
Mangaluru: Following on the incident that took place last Sunday, where Mangaluru city police, on a tip-off, had intercepted a goods transport truck and seized 2,500 kg of beef that was being transported illegally, and police had nabbed two accused who were transporting the meat, ostensibly from Hubballi to the city. Few days prior to this incident, the police had also seized beef, which was being transported to Mangaluru city from Hassan in a milk delivery van. Similarly, many such instances of illegal transportation of cattle were reported recently. Bajrang Dal and VHP had played an active role in stopping such vehicles carrying beef illegally from out of town, and then leaving it to the police to take further action.
In response to such illegal activities going on, Mangaluru City Corporation Mayor Divakar Pandeshwar along with the ruling BJP in the MCC council has decided to act tough against all such illegal activities. The Mayor has directed all the 20 meat stalls in Mangaluru City not to procure meat from other districts or states. He said that all the stalls in the city should procure meat from the slaughterhouse authorized by the Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC), in the city only. And if found that they violated the rules, the Mayor warned cancellation of licence if stalls are found procuring meat from other districts or states.
MCC Mayor Diwakar & Corporators inspecting Meat Stalls in the City
Last Sunday Police seized a Fish Truck transporting 2500 kg Beef from Hubballi to City
Mayor further said “We have received several complaints regarding meat being brought from other states and districts, which are sold in the Mangaluru city limits. Hence, we have directed all the meat stalls in the city not to sell meat that was procured from other districts or states. We will cancel the licences of meat stalls if they sell meat procured from places other than authorised sources. All the meat stalls in the city should procure meat from the MCC slaughterhouse only. Meanwhile, beef stalls in the city should compulsorily keep their purchase bills with them. Similarly, cattle should be transported to the slaughterhouse in vehicles that have special permission from the RTO”.
On 13 October police seize a Milk van carrying Beef in City
It should be noted that recently, a team of officials from the MCC led by the mayor and BJP corporators had conducted an inspection of meat stalls and the slaughterhouse of the MCC in the city, after receiving complaints that adulterated mutton was sold at the meat stalls. The Mayor had warned the owners of these stalls against mixing beef with mutton, and if caught they would face severe consequences with hefty fines.