The Jammu & Kashmir Ranbir Penal Code, 1989
(Act No. XII of 1989)
298-A. Voluntarily slaughtering or Killing cow or the like animals. — Whoever voluntarily slaughters or kills any bovine animal [whether domesticated or wild], such as an ox, bull, cow or calf, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description which may extend to ten years, and shall also be liable to fine.
[Explanation:—The expression “bovine animal” does not include a Gond.]
298-B. Keeping in possession flesh of killed or slaughtered animals as mentioned in section 298-A. —
Whoever keeps in his possession flesh of any slaughtered animal mentioned in section 298-A above, knowing it or having reasons to believe that the flesh is of such an animal, shall be punished either imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one year and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to five hundred rupees.
298-C. Killing or slaughtering he or she buffalo. — Whoever voluntarily slaughters or kills any he or she buffalo shall be punished with fine which may extend to five times the price of the animal killed or slaughtered as determined by the Court.
(a) sells or has in his possession any untanned hide or meat or flesh of a Gond, or
(b) brings into or has in his possession, within any town, the carcass of a Gond, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or with both. Explanation:—The word “town” for the purposes of clause (b) means a town or a locality which for the time being, is the headquarters of a Tehsil.