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Fine For Cow Slaughter

July 23rd, 2010

Bhopal: In order to make Madhya Pradesh Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act
2004 more stringent, the state assembly on Thursday amended the existing law
by raising the quantum of punishment to be awarded under it.

As per the amendment, the punishment for cow slaughter will be minimum one
year and maximum seven years along with the fine of Rs 5,000. Earlier, the
punishment for the offence was three years imprisonment or a fine of Rs
10,000 or both.

Similarly, for the illegal transportation of cow, the minimum punishment has
been increased to six months with a fine of Rs 5,000...

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