Beef stocking: accused acquitted; get Rs 2 lakh compensation

Chandigarh: Haryana government and police had to face embarrassment in beef stocking case when the session Court not only acquitted the accused but also asked the government to pay compensation.

The court pronounced this verdict in the government vs. Mubarak case. According to the case registered in the Thane police station, on September 11, 2016, the villagers had caught a truck full of flesh and set it ablaze. On receipt of information, police seized the truck on the charges of carrying beef without government’s permission.

The sample of the recovered meat was sent to Forensic Lab. According to the report from Lab, the truck was not beef but mutton.

On Wednesday, March 7, the case was heard in ADJ Court in Palwal. The court termed it a case of serious negligence and asked the government to pay Rs. 2 lakh compensation within 30 days.

Police had filed a charge sheet against Mubarak, Aziz, Asif, Rahul, Sheeshpal, Bhora, Vishnu and Giriraj in the court. ADJ Anubhav Sharma acquitted all the accused.