Fake stamps: Butcher arrested for selling unhygienic meat

Police claim to have seized hundreds of kilogrammes of unauthorised and unhygienic beef


Our Correspondent February 15, 2017
A butcher cuts up portions of beef for sale in an abattoir at a wholesale market in Mumbai May 11, 2014. PHOTO: REUTERS

HARIPUR: Police on Tuesday claimed to have seized hundreds of kilogrammes of unauthorised and unhygienic beef and arrested a butcher from Serae Saleh area.

Sera e Saleh police said following complaints from the public, Serae Saleh SHO Ishaq Khan conducted a raid the shop of a local butcher, later identified as Amir. Officials added that they seized meat from two buffaloes. Police pointed out that the beef had been marked with fake stamps of a veterinarian even though the condition of the meat was quite unhygienic.

The police subsequently arrested the butcher disposed of the confiscated meat.

The suspect was produced before a judicial magistrate who sent him to Haripur jail on judicial remand of 14 days.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 15th, 2017.

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