Mhow tense after cow parts found in market
THERE WAS tension in Mhow after the head, legs and other parts of a cow were recovered from the vegetable market of the Cantonment Board today morning.india Updated: Apr 25, 2006 13:35 IST
THERE WAS tension in Mhow after the head, legs and other parts of a cow were recovered from the vegetable market of the Cantonment Board today morning.
Some vegetable vendors noticed the parts when they were preparing to open their shops. The news soon spread in the city leading to communal tension.
Soon, Bajrang Dal district coordinator Jitendra Sharma and a large number of activists of various saffron organizations reached the spot and started raising slogans against the persons involved in this unlawful act and the police for allegedly sheltering them. Sharma alleged that cows were being slaughtered in Mhow for a long time due to the support provided by the Mhow police.
He said that it was shameful for the BJP that after it formed the Government, incidents of cow slaughter had considerably increased and warned the administration that if they could not handle this issue, Bajrang Dal might take the law in its hands to save cows.
SDO (police) Hari Narayan Mishra, Mhow SDM John Kingsley along with a large police force reached the spot to take stock of the situation. The officials managed to remove the body parts from the site and controlled the situation.
Kingsley said it could be an act of anti-socials out to disturb peace and harmony of the City. Harinarayan Mishra said that the police were investigating the incident and the possibility of involvement of some anti-socials could not be overlooked. He accepted that the police have not been able to nab the main culprit of the cow slaughter case of April 5 this year,
Kalloo Khan, which could have boosted the morale of the other persons involved in this illegal practise.
Women residing in the area shouted slogans and surrounded SDM’s vehicle. A rally led by Sharma was also taken out in the market to demonstrate against the illegal act. Thereafter, the rallyists handed over a memorandum to the Mhow SDM.
Cantonment Executive Officer Nigar Fatima Hussein said that even though the vegetable market belonged to the Cantonment board, but the vendors themselves maintained the market that was in an open area where anybody could enter.
Accepting shortcomings in the slaughterhouse where illegal slaughter was reported early this month she said that strict action was taken against those responsible for the illegal slaughter including suspension of two persons and removal of the veterinary doctor Dr Surendra Tiwari who was entrusted with the responsibility of examining and certifying the meat to be sold in the market.
However, Rajesh Verma, a resident of the locality where the slaughterhouse is located, maintained that Dr Tiwari still came to the slaughterhouse at 6.30 am to examine the meat. A butcher, Babloo Qureshi and residents of Tall mohalla also vouched that Dr Tiwari was indeed still examining the meat at the slaughterhouse daily.