Carcasses of some animals were found at the Lall Singh road here on Thursday. Several leaders and members of various Hindu organisations reached the spot and demanded strict action against the mischief-makers.
As soon as the police received information about the discovery of carcasses, the police started search of some nearby houses under the supervision of superintendent of police (SP) Harjeet Singh Pannu and city deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Gurmail Singh.
According to information, during the search operation, the police recovered some skins of animals from a house. However, no one was found in the house.
Rahul Sharma, state president of the Vishav Hindu Shakti, said that some miscreants of the area wanted to disturb the law and order situation across the state. "We are going to meet Hindu Samaj saints for forming a united front against the miscreants who kill cows to disturb the law and order situation in the state," said Sharma.
Leaders of Hindu organisations including Rajpal Thakur of Bajrang Dal, Kulwant Singh of Vishav Hindu Parshuram, Vipan Handa, Manoj Arora and Pandit Rajesh Gaour of Vishav Hindu Shakti said that workers of their organisations would start a search of houses themselves to trace the killers of animals.
When contacted, Jatinder Singh Khaira, Moga senior superintendent of police (SSP), said, "Keeping in view the situation, a heavy police force had been deployed in all areas of the city to ensure peace. No untoward incident was reported from any part of the city."
The SSP further said, "A case has been registered against the unidentified people in this regard and further investigation is underway. We have sent carcasses to the civil veterinary hospital for post mortem. We are still waiting for the post-mortem reports of dead animals. As soon as we will receive these reports, further action will be taken immediately."
A case has been registered against unidentified people under 18 (1) Cow Slaughter Act, 1955 and 295-A in this regard at Moga City-1 police station. No arrest has been made so far.