LUCKNOW: Dairy owners found leaving cows to graze in open after milking them will now face legal action with district administration deciding to lodge FIR against them. The district administration also decided that if any stray animals are found loitering then action will be taken against the officials concerned.
Further, people who obstruct administrative officials from capturing stray animals and taking them to shelter homes will also be booked on charges of vitiating peace and order under the relevant sections. “The orders to this effect were issued on Wednesday,” said additional district magistrate (administration) S P Gupta. The decision was taken following complaints on our helpline that dairy owners leave their cows on streets after milking them. Action will also be taken against officials who fail to shift stray cattle in sheds in their respective areas. “There were also complaints that administrative officers were not shifting cows to shelter homes. Such officers were warned. However, some officers told us that people at times oppose and create an obstruction in shifting cattle to sheds. As a result, it was decided to book such people as well,” he added.
The major areas affected with cattle menace are Kaiserbagh, Aminabad, Lalbagh, Vivek Khand, Vipul Khand, Vishal Khand and Viram Khand of Gomtinagar, Kapoorthala crossing, Aliganj sector O, Jankipuram Extension etc.