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Special police squad formed to stop cow smuggling in Gurgaon
Gurgaon police Thursday formed a special police squad to curb crimes related to the smuggling and trafficking of cows in a city. 'Cow smuggling is increasing in Gurgaon after many farmers having sold their farms are shifting to other businesses, and are selling their cows and other domestics illegally,' Subhash Boken, assistant sub-inspector Gurgaon police, told this citizen journalist.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of cows, with export of the beasts banned – are illegally smuggled into Bangladesh where their skin is turned into shoes, belts, bone china crockery and, of course, beef.

This squad will be headed by District Inspector, Gurgaon police and will consist of five other inspectors. This squad will work under Police commissioner, Crime Branch of Gurgaon police, and has been given authority to set up check points in whichever area they believe is doubtful.

"First of all this squad will do some research and find out ways and areas where cow smuggling is happening in Gurgaon and with the help of local police station set up check points to stop these people,” Boken added.

He also urged public to inform them if they get to know about any such activities going on in their areas. They can call on police control number, 100, and on 9416421900. “Identity of the caller will be kept secret,” he informed.

The squad was formed after DGP Haryana Police Shriniwas Vashisht passed similar orders in Chandigarh last week. In his order, he said that it is mandatory for every city and district to have a special team focusing on this crime.

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