Alwar: Despite the fact that Smuggling of cows is dangerous to one’s life, still it has become a popular way of earning easy money for some people in the Mewat region. The Nooh Mewat area in Haryana which is close to the Rajasthan’s border near Bharatpur and Alwar is a bastion of Cow Smuggling.
Trade insiders say that smugglers are earning between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 per trip by risking one’s life just for 8 hours (journey time) if they manage to give a slip to the police, activists and other patrolling teams.
Umar Khan, an alleged cow smuggler arrested by the Chaupanki police station area in Alwar has made shocking revelations on the illegal cow smuggling trade. He admitted that in the markets of Mewat region in Bharatpur and Alwar district they get a pill which gives a painless death to the cow.
“The pill is used to make the cow unconscious at the slaughter houses where they are chopped,” said a Senior Police Officer who is interrogating Umar.
TOI on Thursday also spoke to a few traders and senior officers of the Alwar and Bharatpur police who have been following cow smuggling cases for some years to know the nitty-gritty of the trade.
“The people who transport at least 5 to 6 cows from Alwar and Bharatpur to Nooh Mewat of Haryana can earn Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh per trip if they managed to deliver the lot of cows safely,” said a senior police officer.
People associated in the trade further stated that pregnant cow is sold in higher prices because it’s the leather of its calf is priced very high in the international market. “Pregnant cows are kept in warm water when the calf is delivered. The calf’s leather is also exported,” said a senior police officer.
According to the police, at least 500 people are associated in the illegal trade of cow smuggling in Alwar, Bharatpur, Dausa. “Alwar has the rising number of cow smugglers since it is close to the Nooh Mehwat(Haryana). The recent cases also suggested that during 6 pm to 10 pm the cow smugglers steal stray cows from various places and start a night journey to reach at their destination,” the officer added.
When contacted, Rahul Prakash, Superintendent of police, Alwar, said, “For easy money many people are into this heinous act and the crime of smuggling. We have made various strategies to crack a whip on smuggling of bovines in the region which is yielding good results.” Source : timesofindia