Pregnancy detection kits aren’t uncommon these days but a new bio-medical kit has been innovated for the specific purpose of detecting Beef.
The ‘beef detection kit’ you heard it right, in an unusual idea to clear backlog of beef transportation cases and fasten the rusty wheels of law enforcement in nabbing the ‘beef contraband smugglers’ the Maharashtra police will soon equip their forces with ‘Beef detection kits’.
About 45 forensic vehicles will get the kits, worth Rs8,000 each. A single kit can test at least 100 samples, according to senior officers. – reported the Hindustan times
“The kit will detect the proteins using Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) test and give a result in 30 minutes. If the detector shows a change in colour, then the test is positive,” said Maharashtra forensics science laboratory director Krishna Kulkarni. If the test proves positive on field the vehicle in question carrying meat will be taken into custody and the meat will be further examined in Forensic Labs.
The FSL hit upon the idea when it noticed a large number of under-trial cases where the lab results where kept pending for long time.
These kits will be placed into 45 mobile vans patrolling the highways in different parts of the state. These mini forensic lab vehicles are also said to be equipped with a wide variety of forensic detection kits like blood, Alcohol, semen, ballistics,..etc.
The present methods of detection is to send this samples to labs located at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, which is said to be laborious and time consuming process. Maharashtra police now hope to fast track these cases and ensure speedy justice
Congress MP Sashi Tharoor tweeted
Awful case of misplaced priorities. We have nothing more important to spend state resources on?Beef detection kits! https://t.co/PzLpITgCra
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 7, 2017
Shiv Sena leader Neelam Gorhe said “This is not the job of the police,”
Maharashtra is one of the states in India which has total ban on cow slaughter. It’s a 5 year imprisonment and Rs 10,000 fine for possession or sale of Beef.
In twitter people questioned the move for such silly inventions.
— Sabena Siddiqi (@sabena_siddiqi) July 7, 2017
— Ramji Yagna (@ramjiyagna) July 7, 2017
Modi shd take immediate action to distribute such devices among Gaurakshak, then first they can confirm & lynch, can avoid 'simple' mistakes
— Arun S J (@arunsj) July 8, 2017