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Ghaziabad: Four arrested for bull slaughter in Bhojpur

The Bhojpur police on Sunday arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in the slaughter of a bull late Friday night. The incident came to light on Saturday morning, following which locals staged a protest, damaged vehicles and blocked roads.

noida Updated: Feb 27, 2017 09:10 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
The accused were booked and an FIR lodged at Bhojpur police station under sections of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
The accused were booked and an FIR lodged at Bhojpur police station under sections of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.(HT PHOTO)

The Bhojpur police on Sunday arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in the slaughter of a bull late Friday night. The incident came to light on Saturday morning, following which locals staged a protest, damaged vehicles and blocked roads.

The police identified the four accused as Chotan Shabbir, Badal Nasimuddin, Nawab and Riyazuddin, of Nahali village. The accused were booked and an FIR lodged at Bhojpur police station under sections of The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

“Our informers told us that these men were roaming the area on Friday night, around the time the incident took place. On questioning, they told us that they had slaughtered the animal,” SP Singh, station house officer, Bhojpur police station, said.

Circle officer (Modi Nagar) Devendra Mishra said that the slaughtered bull was roaming the area earlier on Friday.

Villagers found the cattle remains in a field at Abalpur, after which they blocked the Bhojpur-Pikhuwa road. They also damaged several motorbikes, a bus and a light commercial vehicle. They ended the protest after the intervention of the police and village pradhans.

Besides the protest in Bhojpur, officials lodged an FIR into an incident at Khindora in Modi Nagar, in which the bike of a man, who was suspected to be involved in cattle trading, was torched by locals. The police said they are on the lookout for those involved in the incident.