What is known?
Cows are being stolen from the chest of the city in the dark of night in Asansol. The viral video was caught on the CCTV camera. And that’s the reason for the political conflict in Asansol. There have been repeated complaints that Asansol has become a ‘safe corridor’ for cattle smuggling to foreign countries. This time there was a complaint of cow theft in Asansol. Cows are being stolen one after another from the city’s khatal, from the household’s house. Innocent cows roaming in the streets or in the market are not spared from the hands of thieves.
How is trafficking?
Stealing cows by forcing them into pickup vans in the dark of night is smuggling. Such a scene was caught on the CC camera. The political battle has started again based on the viral video. The incident of cow theft and smuggling came to light on Friday on the road connecting Ward No. 84 and 85 of Asansol Purnigam in Hirapur Thana area, the heart of Asansol city. The scene was captured on the CCTV camera on Thursday night.
What is BJP saying??
BJP state committee leader Krishnendu Mukherjee has stood directly in Trinamool itself. He said, ‘This is nothing new. Who stole the head of the cow? Everyone knows that. But, the fact is that despite all this cow theft is not stopping. Cows are being stolen from truck after truck regularly.’ BJP leadership claims that Trinamool leaders are behind it.
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What is the grassroots saying?
On the other hand, Trinamool leader V Shivdashan Dashu has alleged a BJP conspiracy behind the incident. In his words, ‘BJP people are stealing. If investigated, it will be seen that BJP people are stealing. Trinamool Congress people do not need to steal this.’ However, there has been a buzz in the area about the issue. The area is full of mystery as to who is running this cycle of cow theft. Asansol incident is proof that cow theft is still rampant in the state.