Punjab cow vigilante ‘sodomised’ cattle traders to instil fear

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Patiala
  • Updated: Aug 22, 2016 10:45 IST
Punjab Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar (in white) coming out of a Rajpura court in Patiala on Sunday. (Bharat Bhushan/HT)

A Patiala court remanded Punjab Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar and his two accomplices to a day’s police custody on Sunday.

He was arrested in Vrindavan on Saturday for assault, wrongful restraint, sodomy, extortion and looting.

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He was on the run for 10 days after Section 377 (sodomy) of the Indian Penal Code was added in the first information report (FIR) against him for illegally detaining cattle traders.

Police said Satish and his accomplices used to detain, loot, assault and sodomise the cattle traders.

Besides, Satish, police also arrested his aides Arun Kumar, alias Anu, and Kapil Kumar, alias Gauri, both residents of Rajpura.

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Police added sodomy charges after two victims, Imran and Naseem, both residents of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, complained against the cow vigilantes.

Police are probing the property Satish bought in Ambala and other districts of Haryana after extorting money from cattle traders.

Crying foul

Satish said the Punjab government was targeting him to please Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “It all started after Modi’s statement against cow protectors. The PM wants to please voters in Uttar Pradesh by encouraging cow killers,” he said.

Satish was booked under Sections 323, 324, 341, 342, 382, 384, 148, 149 and 506 of the IPC at the Rajpura police station on August 8 after videos of excesses by him and his aides were found on social media.

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