The city police on Monday registered a case against more than 400 villagers — who were protesting against the killing of a man by cattle lifters — for disrupting traffic at Jamalpur crossing for six hours on Sunday.
Also, the GRP (Government Railway Police) registered a case against the villagers for damaging a train by pelting stones and blocking the tracks.
Agitated over the murder of Vikrant Singh Yadav, a resident of Khwaspur, the villagers took out a protest march and vented their anger at police and public property. They also assaulted policemen, including the area station house officer. Yadav, 25, used to work with a bank in Noida.
Yadav's relatives had alleged that the police had prompted him and his fellow members of the local Yuva Jagriti Manch to chase the mini-truck after the vehicle did not stop at the check-post.
A group of frenzied villagers went to the Tajnagar railway station and blocked the Delhi-Jaipur railway line. As a result of which, the Bhuj-Bareily Express was delayed, causing inconvenience to the passengers.
Police Commissioner Alok Mittal said on Monday, "We have chalked out a plan to curb the smuggling of cattle in the district. Extra police force will be deployed in Bilaspur, Pataudi and Farukhnagar and adjoining areas and the number of barriers will also be increased. A crime unit will be formed to control this menace."
However, some workers of a political outfit got the Sadar Bazar closed symbolically for some time on Monday to protest the incident.