Bill sent back, cattle run riot on city roads

Ahmedabad Mirror | 4 days ago | 23-09-2022 | 06:00 am

Bill sent back, cattle run riot on city roads

A day after the state government pulled back the cattle bill, three accidents involving stray cattle were reported in the city in a day. Two of these incidents involved members of the same family who were hit by stray cattle on the same day in separate incidents.In one incident a family of four, including two kids, on a bike was hit by a stray cattle near National Handloom at Viratnagar in Nikol. A college student who is a relative of the victims in the first incident was also hit by a cow near Gangotri Circle on Nikol- Naroda road while she was returning from college.In the third incident, a cow died after it jumped from the first floor of the house after a team of the Cattle Nuisance Control Department (CNCD) tried to catch it.In another incident, a team of CNCB was attacked by Mahesh Rabari and his men in Nikol after the team tried to round up his cattle that were on the road. While Rabari has been booked Inspector Sajjan Mucchal of Nikol police was not forthcoming about the action that would be taken against the owners of the cattle responsible for the two accidents.“We have made an entry in the police station diary and will take steps as per the law,” he said.The incidentsPrafull Kanani, brother of Bharatbhai Kanani who was injured in the accident, told Mirror that his brother fractured his hand and was under treatment at Indus Hospital for his head injuries as well.Interestingly, when Praful rushed to the hospital to tend to his brother he called up his daughter to inform her of the incident.“My daughter told me that a stray cattle had rammed into her scooter while she was returning from college and that she had sustained injuries on her leg and head,” said Praful. “Instead of pulling back the cattle bill, the government should address the menace of stray cattle,” he said.CNCD official caught taking bribeThe ACB on Thursday caught red-handed Sanitary Inspector Piyush Vyas of CNCD for accepting a bribe of Rs 4500 from a cattle owner. Vyas sought the bribe to not impound the man’s cattle. The complainant said that Vyas threatened to impound his cattle if he did not pay Rs 5500 every month as a bribe. An ACB official said they laid a trap and caught Vyas while he was accepting the bribe.

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