Gangsters Act would be invoked against those who sacrifice cow, ox, buffalo and camel as ‘Qurbani’ on Bakra-Eid which starts from September 2 and will last till September 4, strictly ordered the local authorities in Sambhal. Under Gangsters Act, a person, who is booked, becomes part of a gang listed in police records and is entitled to make appearance before the local police station with issuance of summons so that the police can keep track of their movement. SDM Sambhal Rashid Khan said that “I have passed the order that in the time of Bakr-eid, from September 2 to September 4, no cow, buffalo, ox and camel will be sacrificed. If it’s done, then under Gangster Act that particular person will be convicted, with immediate effect”.The Act permits the police to seek remand of an accused for a maximum of 60 days as compared to a maximum of 14 days under normal circumstances. Id-ul-Zuha, also known as Sacrifice Feast or Bakr-Id, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year.Traditionally, the festival of Eid al-Adha is celebrated two days after the beginning of the Hajj pilgrimage. The starting date of this festival depends on the sighting of the new crescent moon. It begins on the 10th day of the one of the holiest months of the Islam calendar.
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