Reasi : District Administration Reasi issued a regulatory order prohibiting transportation of Bovines with certain exceptions.
An order issued here stated that “To prevent bovine animal smuggling in Reasi District, I, Abdul Star, JKAS, Additional District Magistrate, Reasi in exercise of powers vested in me under section 144 Cr.PC do hereby prohibit the transportation of bovine animals except If required to be transported along with movement of “Dera” by Scheduled Tribe community, every application shall be verified by the Tehsildar concerned who will certify number of animals that the applicant possesses and is desirous of transporting.
Verification shall also be sought about the particulars of the applicants from the Senior Superintendent of Police. On the basis of certificate provided by the Tehsildar and verification by Senior Superintendent of Police, Additional District Magistrate (Additional Deputy Commissioner) Reasi shall give written permission to the applicant to carry the exact number of animals that he possesses. In case of transportation for commercial/dairy purpose, the applicant shall apply to this office along with written permit from District Magistrate of the district of his/her residence, a copy of police verification report by Senior Superintendent of Police of district of his/her residence and certificate by Chief Animal Husbandry Officer of his/her district to the effect that he has a dairy and capacity to house the number of animals that he is transporting. On the production of these documents the Additional District Magistrate (Additional Deputy Commissioner) Reasi shall obtain verification from the Senior Superintendent of Police, Reasi and thereafter get animals checked from Chief Animal Husbandry Officer, Reasi. Only after receiving these documents Additional District Magistrate (Additional Deputy Commissioner) Reasi shall issue the permission to transport bovine animals. He shall also ensure that permission is given only for pregnant/lactating cattle.
Every permission given by the Additional District Magistrate (Additional Deputy Commissioner), Reasi shall be valid only for 3 days and shall bear a stamp to the effect. Every permission in connection with Nomad’s Dera shifting alongwith carrying any animal in a goods vehicle shall be accorded in favour of Nomad families strictly as per the terms & conditions to be complied by Notification – SRO 447 dated 12-07-2019 issued by Principal Secretary to Government, Transport Department, Civil Secretariat, J&K, Srinagar. This order shall come into force with immediate effect and shall remain in force for a period of 2 months unless rescinded earlier. This order shall not apply in case of Govt. agencies that take the cattle for Departmental purpose”