The AMC submission came during the mention of a contempt application alleging willful disobedience of previous high court orders on stray cattle management and directions on improving road conditions and traffic issues.
Mentioned before the division bench of Chief Justice Aravind Kumar and Justice A J Shastri, AMC’s counsel Satyam Chhaya admitted that since the “last four weeks”, the cattle menace was at its maximum “because of LSD outbreak.”
“There are notifications issued by the state government that we cannot transport the cattle, we cannot bring cattle at a particular place…In Ahmedabad, we have minimised catching of cattle because of this notification issued by the state government and district collector of Ahmedabad…if we gather cattle at one particular place, there is a possibility of increase in (spread) of disease.”
“In Surat, one man is killed and this is very alarming.Let no one else die. We don’t want anyone else to be injured also. You have seen in the social media (about cattle menace)? Yesterday a senior advocate was also mentioning about the problems they’re encountering (due to cattle menace),” Chief Justice Kumar remarked, addressing the government pleader.