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SC asks States to appoint police officers to take action against cow vigilantism

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  • Expressing dismay at the alleged inaction of provincial authorities, the Supreme Court asked each state to appoint a senior police officer in each district as nodal officer to take action against cow vigilantism.

    The Centre contended that it was a law and order problem and a state subject. States, it submitted, are not taking adequate action against anti-social elements who are taking the law into their own hands.

    A bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, sent out the directive while hearing a plea , seeking to stop cow vigilantism.

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