2100 cows go missing from a cow shelter in Jabalpur, probe ordered

India: 2100 cows are reportedly missing from a charitable cow shelter in the Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

Collector Jabalpur Mahesh Chandra Choudhary said following reports in the media that a large number of cows were missing or unaccounted at this charitable cow shelter home, a report in Hindustan Times, an online news agency, said.

An inquiry had been instituted to look in to the matter.

The local civic body’s stray animal catching squad sends astray cows to this shelter.

According to Rajendra Patel, a senior official in the fire brigade wing of the Jabalpur Municipal Corporation, from April 2016 to July this year, 4592 cows were brought to 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”, he said.

Malay Jain, in-charge of charitable cow shelter said they organised camps after every two months in which cows were given to the farmers.

“We get 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”, he said.

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