Wednesday, 22 September, 2021

Brahman-breed cows: Writ filed seeking their release

Brahman-breed cows: Writ filed seeking their release

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A writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking the release of 18 imported Brahman-breed cows seized by customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on July 5.

Barrister Mehedi Hasan filed the petition on behalf of Imran Hossain, the owner of Sadek Agro in Mohammadpur, on Monday.

The seized cows are now at Savar Dairy Farm.

Defence counsel Barrister Ruhul Kuddus Kajol said: “We’ve sought permission to release the cows and directives to hand over those to their owner.”

The hearing on the writ petition will be held at the bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim on Tuesday.

Customs officials on July 5 seized 18 Brahman-breed cows at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

The cows were later handed over to the Livestock Department.

“The cows were imported from the US and arrived on a Turkish Airlines flight. We seized them as the import of Brahman-breed cows is not legal in the country,” Md Abdus Sadek, deputy commissioner (preventive) of Dhaka Customs House said.

The market value of each cow is Tk 12-15 lakh.