Tougher anti-cow slaughter bill passed

Tougher anti-cow slaughter bill passed

Karnataka legislative assembly on Wednesday passed the anti-cow slaughter bill amid bedlam. The bill increases jail terms and penalties for various offences and empowers police officers to seize and inspect vehicles allegedly used for smuggling of cattle or beef. The bill increases the maximum jail term from one year (as provided in its earlier avatar in 2010) to maximum seven years. The existing penalty of Rs 25,000 has been increased to Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh for various offences.

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