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5 Accused Of Carrying Beef Thrashed Near Delhi, Case Against Them

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October 14, 2017


FARIDABAD: Five people were thrashed by cow vigilantes on the outskirts of the national capital Delhi on the suspicion of carrying beef, according to news agency ANI.

Faridabad police, however, has registered a case against the victims under the state’s cow smuggling law. “We will get meat tested,” the district police chief said.

A senior police officer of the district said a case would be registered on the complaint of the victims too.

The family of the victims has denied that the meat they were carrying in an auto rickshaw was cow meat.

The assault comes just a month after the Supreme Court delivered a strong message on cow vigilantism and told states to crack down to curb the increasing instances of cow vigilantism.

A few days back, RSS Mohan Bhagwat had stressed on a distinction between “pious” gau rakshaks, or cow protectors and criminals.

“People who are criminal and involved in violent activities should be bothered about that (remarks from Supreme Court and PM Modi),” Mr Bhagwat had said in his speech on the Sangh’s foundation day.(Agencies)

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