Hyderabad: Hyderabad City Police on Sunday stated that during this Bakrid festival no single cow slaughter was took place in the Old City of Hyderabad.
Reacting to some reports that appeared in a section of media, DCP South Zone V. Satyanarayana denied the allegation of BJP MLA Raja Singh Lodhi of police failure in preventing cow slaughter in the limits of Kalapathar, Bhavani nagar, Santosh Nagar, Chandrayangutta, Bhadurpura, Malakapet and Chadarghat.
The DCP said that the BJP MLA did not visit the areas of Kalapathar, Bhavani nagar, Santosh Nagar, Chandrayangutta, Bhadurpura, Malakapet and Chadarghat. “He has not made any visit but only given representation. MLA has sent is party worker with representation that in some places cow slaughter took place,” he said.
He said five teams were deployed to check the menace. “Police have thoroughly checked places as alleged by the MLA and also other places in the old city but nothing was found as alleged by the MLA. No single cow slaughter took place in the old city under the limits of South and East zones. Prohibition of Cow slaughter act has been successfully implemented in the city,” he said.
The DCP said that the Qureshi community members stick to their promise and have not done any cow slaughters. “Thanks to Qureshi community members for being on their promise,” he said.
Satyaranaraya said that Bakrid festival was celebrated with religious fervour in Old City of Hyderabad. Large number of people offered prayers at Mir-Alam Tank Eidgah under the limits of Bahadurpura and at respective area mosques. Entire Bakrid festival went off peacefully.
The DCP said since last one month Hyderabad city police strived hard to conduct Bakrid festival in peaceful manner and to implement the prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act with zero tolerance in the city.
In view of the Bakrid festival, Hyderabad police conducted several meetings from SHO level to CP Hyderabad level with Muslim religious elders and with Qureshi community members regarding implementation of prohibition of cow slaughter in old city.
Muslim religious elders, along with Qureshi community members, gave assurance that they would not do cow slaughter and they kept their promise, he said. (INN)