"The deputy commissioners have been asked to enforce the Act strictly," Animal Husbandry Secretary Pradip Kumar told reporter on Monday.

The Act was already there and letters have been sent to all district deputy commissioners in this regard, he added.

During his budget speech on March 3 last, Chief Minister Raghubar Das had underlined that the Act would be enforced effectively in Jharkhand and a complete ban would be imposed on smuggling of cows.

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