Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court, on Wednesday, repealed an FIR against Shafiqullaha Khan for possessing skin of dead cows and stated that it was no offence under any law to possess skin of a dead cow.
A bench of justices, including VM Deshpande and AS Kilor passed an order of December 14, which stated that under the 1976 Maharashtra Animal Preservation Act (MAPA), possession of dead cow/bull or bullocks skin won’t be an offence.
The bench said the same while hearing Khan’s plea, who was booked under MAPAs Section 5A, 5B and 5C (prohibition on transportation of cow, bull or bullock within the state/ outside the state/ possession of their flesh) in July 2018 for possessing 187 skins of dead cows.
The accused wasn’t transporting or exporting cow, bull or bullocks. There are no allegations of animal slaughter against him, neither did he purchased or sold dispose of cow, bull or bullocks. Legally, no criminal proceedings can be constituted against Khan, said the bench.
The order further read that possession of dead animals skin was not covered under the provisions of MAPA thus there was no prohibition to possess skin of dead cow/bull/bullock.
Provisions, under which Khan was booked, are for sale/purchase of cow, bull or bullock for slaughter and possession of their flesh. There are no such allegations against him, hes free to go, said the court while freeing Khan of all charges.
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