The Allahabad High Court in the case Saif Ali Khan vs. State of U.P. observed and has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to look into the Cow Slaughter cases registered within the state seriously. the same implies to the call to the state police to thoroughly investigate and give serious attention to such cases involving the killing of cows across the state.
The court in the case observed and has directed its displeasure with a personal affidavit filed on behalf of Commissioner of Police, Prayagraj, as it has been directed by the court earlier. The Single judge bench in the case noted that it was not satisfied with the efforts made by the police authorities in cow slaughter cases.
The court in the case observed and has expressed its dissatisfaction with the affidavit of the CP, Prayagaj, the Additional Advocate General seeking two weeks further time for filing the better affidavit and the court granted him time till December 18 to file the same. The court observed while looking at the seriousness of the cow slaughtering cases in the State, the Court directed the Commissioner of Police, Prayagraj as well as the State to look into the matter of Cow Slaughter seriously registered at different police stations of the State and it has also been submitted before the court that a progress report to the effect as to how many cases have been registered at different police stations of Commissionerate of District Prayagraj and in how many cases the investigation is going on and in how many cases charge sheet has been submitted and final report has been filed.
The bench headed by Justice Shekhar Kumar Yadav in the case was hearing the anticipatory bail moved by one Saif Ali Khan who was allegedly found with 1.5 quintals of cow flesh in the year 2019 and was booked under Sections 3, 5 and 8 of the 1955 Act.
The Allahabad High Court in the case observed and has expressed its strong displeasure over the State Police’s laxity in investigating the FIRs registered under the U.P. Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955. It has also been observed by the said court that despite a state-wide ban on cow slaughter, such cases are increasing and whenever an FIR is lodged in such cases, the UP Police adopts a flexible attitude about it.