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HC gives 15 days to settle fate of 18 imported Brahman-breed cows

The High Court on Tuesday ordered the customs to settle within 15 days a company’s appeal to handover to it 18 Brahman-breed cows seized at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport last month.

An HC bench of Justice M Enayetur Rahim passed the order virtually after hearing a petition filed by Imran Hossain, owner of Sadek Agro Farm at Mohammadpur that claimed to have imported the herd from the US.

Barrister Ruhul Kuddus and Barrister Mehedi Hasan stood for the petitioner while deputy attorney general Bipul Bagmar represented the state.

Imran filed a petition seeking the release of 18 imported Brahman-breed cows seized by customs officials at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on July 5, to his custody.

On Monday, a writ petition was filed with the High Court seeking the release of the cows, which are now at Savar Dairy Farm under the care of Livestock Department.

Barrister Mehedi Hasan filed the petition on behalf of Imran Hossain.

“The cows were imported from the US and arrived on a Turkish Airlines flight. We seized them as the import of Brahman-breed cows is not legal in the country,” Md Abdus Sadek, deputy commissioner (preventive) of Dhaka Customs House said.

The market value of each cow is Tk 12-15 lakh.

Source: United News of Bangladesh