Hyderabad: GHMC veterinary raided illegal slaughterhouses of beef, buffalo and goats and registered cases against owners.
A West Zone team during a raid near Sunnam Cheruvu in Circle 14A of Kukatpally seized 60 kg of beef and a buffalo that was hidden and registered case under Sections 530, 596 and 487 of the GHMC Act.
Officials said the animals were being slaughtered illegally in a residential area which could cause a public health hazard, unhygienic conditions and nuisance. “We have imposed a penalty of Rs 2,000,” an official said.
Another team seized 12 kg of meat, 10 sheep and goats from another person. The GHMC officials have registered a case and imposed Rs 1,000 penalty.
The GHMC warned against illegal slaughter and directed people to procure the beef or other meat from authorised slaughterhouses.
GHMC commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy told reporters that a vigil would be maintained in vulnerable areas where illegal slaughter is carried out....