Muzaffarnagar mob sets police vehicle on fire, prevents arrest of three men accused of cow slaughter

Muzaffarnagar: Four personnel were injured in stone-pelting and a police vehicle damaged when a mob attacked a police team that had come to arrest three persons on allegations of cow slaughter in the Khala Par locality in Kotwali police station area on Tuesday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

According to Circle Officer (CO) Tejbir Singh, an irate mob opposed the arrest and freed three of the accused by stone-pelting.

Following the incident, security was tightened and additional police force deployed to keep the situation under control and ease tension.

The police have registered a case against 47 people in connection with the incident, officials said.

On Wednesday, a cabinet minister in the BJP-led coalition government, said that no untoward incident against gau mata will be tolerated in the state.

Public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar, who belongs to the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a government function in Old Goa, located 15 km from Panaji.

Asked for comments on the notification banning animal markets and sale of cattle at such markets, Dhavalikar said: "I will not speak much, but we worship gau mata and if something untoward to cow happens here, then we will raise our voice."

With inputs from agencies


Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 16:10 PM