The central government on Monday told a Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud that they would file an affidavit within two weeks giving details of recommendations and its decision on cattle smuggling across the India-Bangladesh border.
“An order has to be issued. All that we (government) need to do is to put it formally. Give me some time, I will file an affidavit. The committee has given its recommendation,” Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar told the bench.
The apex court gave two weeks to the Centre to file an affidavit regarding the case.
The plea was filed by Akhil Bharat Krishi Goseva Sangh alleging that there was rampant smuggling of live cattle across the border to Bangladesh.
“The smuggling of cattle across the border of Bangladesh has led to overall disruption of ecosystem and if the cattle wealth of country is depleted, then it shall also have adverse impact on nutrition of populis including children in India,” says the PIL.