Bhubaneswar, Feb 18: Balasore MP and Union MSME Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi expressed deep concern over death of 25 to 30 cows and bulls in a road mishap at Basta in Balasore district on Thursday morning.
“It is a matter of concern that illegal transportation of cattle through Balsore is rising day by day. Had the police taken action in earlier cases, illegal transportation of cattle could have been checked and such a tragic mishap could not have occurred today,” said Sarangi.
Sarangi alleged that laws enacted during the Biju Patnaik Government for protection of animals are not being executed properly. “According to a study, a racket is active and police are not conducting patrolling properly,” he said.
He urged Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to take steps for checking illegal transpiration of cows and bulls and their slaughter in the State.