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Madhya Pradesh: 2100 cows go missing from cow shelter

Madhya Pradesh: 2100 cows go missing from cow shelter

Jabalpur: Following 2,100 cows missing from a charitable cow shelter in Jabalpur District, the District administration has decided to look into the matter to find the whereabouts of these missing cows.

According to the shelter statistics recorded from April 2016 to July 2017 about 4592 cows were brought to this cow shelter said Rajendra Patel, a senior official of the fire brigade wing of Jabalpur Municipal Corporation.

Stray cows are brought to this shelter by a local stray animal catching squad team but when the cows were counted this year about 2,100 cows seem missing from the shelter.

“Of these cows, 1298 cows were released after their owners paid penalty. Now the cow shelter has around 1100 cows, leaving nearly 2100 cows unaccounted or missing”, Patel quoted.

Following the reports circulating in media, Jabalpur Collector Mahesh Chandra Choudhary said the administration will set up an inquiry to find about these missing cows from the charitable cow shelter.

“As this a sensitive matter, we don’t want to take any chance. We will go to the root of this issue”, he added.

When in-charge of the charitable cow shelter Malay Jain was contacted to speak about the details, he said the shelter organizes camps every two months and that the cows from the shelter are given to the farmers.

“We get a large number of cows and there are space constraints here. We even told divisional commissioner Jabalpur that we can’t accommodate more cows here because of space problem”, said Malay.