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Karnataka Makes First Arrest Under Controversial Cow Slaughter Bill

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The driver of a truck transporting cattle in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district has become the first person to be arrested under a new ordinance that prohibits the slaughter of cows.

The driver, who was allegedly also assaulted by the vigilantes who forcibly stopped and searched his truck, has been charged with “illegal transport” of cows and is being treated at a local hospital. A separate case has been filed against his attackers.

“A group of unidentified persons attacked the driver of the vehicle transporting the animals. The driver, who was attacked, is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital. He has also beenĀ booked for illegal transport of animals,” the police were quoted by news agency ANI.

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