No slaughter house will be allowed in Chhattisgarh: Raman Singh
Chhattisgarh government is committed to protect cows and no slaughter house
will be allowed to come up in the BJP-ruled State, says Chief Minister Raman
The assertion came here
on Tuesday in the wake of rumours about a slaughter house project in
Rajnandgaon district, the home turf of the Chief Minister.
“The State government
is committed to protect cows. No slaughter house will be allowed to be set up
in the State till our Government is in power,” Singh was quoted as saying in an
official statement here.
Rajnandgaon Member of
Parliament Abhishek Singh and some local people’s representatives had met the
CM and informed that rumours are being spread by vested interests that the government
is planning to open a slaughter house at Rajnandgaon, around 90km from here.
There is not even an
iota of truth in such talks, the statement asserted. Chhattisgarh was the first
State in the country to ban slaughter of cows and other animals belonging to
its family, he stated.
The ban on slaughter
applies to all breeds of cows and age groups. Any individual who violates the
ban faces up to seven years in jail and a fine of Rs 50,000 or both. Besides,
the Chief Minister asked the officials concerned not to clear any proposal to
set up chicken processing unit in the State.