The Uttar Pradesh Police today said only the force and administration officials are authorised to take action against illegal slaughterhouses operating in the state, amid reports of some self-proclaimed persons and groups forcing closure of abattoirs.
UP DGP Javeed Ahmed in a statement said: “Only the police and administration officials would act against illegal slaughterhouses operating in the state and not any self-proclaimed person from the society.”
He said that if any person or group other than the UP Police or state administration officials was found taking the law into their own hands, action will be taken against them immediately.
“In any case, no innocent person should be harassed,” the DGP said.
(With inputs from PTI)