Mere possession, transportation of cattle within State not offence under UP Cow Slaughter Act: Allahabad High Court

The Court was hearing the bail plea of a man who was arrested and kept in jail for almost three months after six cows with no signs of physical injury were recovered from a vehicle.

The Allahabad High Court recently held that mere possession or transportation of a cow within the State would not amount to an offence under the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955. [Kundan Yadav v. State]

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