Mehbooba Writes to Punjab CM, Says Mutton Dealers Harassed

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti wrote to her Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal, saying mutton traders and importers of the state are being harassed in Punjab and sought his intervention to stop it.

Published: 29th April 2016 09:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2016 09:37 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today wrote to her Punjab counterpart Parkash Singh Badal, saying mutton traders and importers of the state are being harassed in Punjab and sought his intervention to stop it.

Mehbooba said certain persons near Madhopur in Punjab realize substantial amount of money from mutton dealers as special tax for transportation of livestock (sheep/goat), notwithstanding the fact that livestock are procured from neighbouring state of Rajasthan, an official spokesman said.

She requested Badal that since the mutton dealers are not getting support from police, necessary instructions be issued to the concerned so that they are not harassed and no tax is charged from them for transportation of their livestock.

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