The Jharkhand government has directed the deputy commissioners of all districts to ensure that cattle is not slaughtered during the Bakr-Id festival, an official release said on Sunday.
Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi during a video conference on Saturday with all deputy commissioners and superintendents of police directed them to ensure peace and tranquillity and to maintain law and order during the Bakr-Id festival, it said.
Home secretary S K G Rahate during the video conference asked the DCs to keep vigil to prevent trading of banned cattle and slaughter of cattle during the festival.
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Slaughtering of banned cattle was specifically banned in the rural areas, the release said cow slaughter and sale of beef is banned in Jharkhand since 2015.
Director General of Police (DGP) D K Pandey asked the SPs to deploy riot-control vans to deal with the mischief elements and identify sensitive spots to ensure adequate deployment of forces.
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The DGP also told the SPs to keep an eye on social media as well.