MP: Muslims set to boycott ex-BJP leader’s family over ‘cow slaughter’

  • HT Correspondent, Dewas
  • Updated: Feb 01, 2016 14:40 IST
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Anwar Mev, the former vice-president of the BJP’s minority cell in Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas district who was arrested for allegedly slaughtering a cow at his home, may be expelled and his family boycotted by the Muslim community on Monday.

Mev was expelled by the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday, days after meat alleged to be beef was found from his house in Tonkkhurd, around 30 km from Dewas.

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Tonkkhurd resident Hafiz Irfan said all Muslims oppose Mev’s act and the country’s law will never forgive him and his family for what they have done.

“The final decision on his expulsion could be taken by Monday night during a community meeting,” Irfan, who is a teacher, added.

The carcass of a cow was allegedly recovered from Mev’s house in Maniyarpura locality on January 27, leading to protests by right-wing organisations. Mev was arrested and shifted to Ujjain Central Jail.

Mev and nine others are facing a criminal case under Madhya Pradesh Cows Slaughter Ban Act, Cruelty Against Animals (Prevention) Act 1960, and Sections 295, 506, 429 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), according to Dewas additional superintendent of police Rajesh Raghuvanshi.

Those who were booked along with Mev include his brothers Mushtaq, Bhuru, his sons Wasim, Firoz, Riyaz, nephews Shahdab, Romzi, Shanu and Baba Husain.

The district administration has also invoked the stringent National Security Act against Mev. Dewas district collector Ashutosh Awasthi told Hindustan Times the NSA was slapped on him over a past criminal record.

Police have sent samples of the flesh recovered from Mev’s house to a laboratory in Mathura. In the preliminary post-mortem report, which was conducted at the district veterinary hospital, it was confirmed that the meat was that of a cow.

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