Bengaluru: Minister of Animal Husbandry, Prabhu Chauhan confirmed that the first arrest under the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle has been made by the Yelagur police department.
A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly selling beef illegally in a private shed near a railway track.
A note from the minister’s office read that the Police Sub Inspector Renuka Jakanoor who led the investigation team, raided the shed where the accused was selling beef.
Behari was allegedly caught red-handed while cutting and selling the meat in a private shed near the railway track.
Prabhu Chauhan, in his statement, lauded the rapid action of the police department regarding the case.
The rest of the animals reportedly were handed over to the Yelagur goshala.
The first case in the state was registered in Vijayapura district, formerly called Bijapur after the implementation of the new law. The law was promulgated by the government on January 5 and came into effect on January 18.