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‘Gau rakshaks’ beat up two men for transporting cows in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli

Police have arrested two people who were transporting cows on the complaint of the ‘gau raksha dal’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district.

india Updated: Aug 20, 2018 18:10 IST
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Police said action will be initiated against the vigilantes for taking law into their hands by thrashing the accused. (AP file photo)

Activists of a ‘gau raksha dal’ in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district on Monday beat up two people they suspected of transporting cows for slaughter before handing them over to police, police said.

Shamli’s superintendent of police Dinesh Singh said: “Wehave arrested two people who were transporting cows on the complaint of the ‘gau raksha dal’.”

He also said that action would also be initiated against the vigilantes for taking law into their hands by thrashing the accused, identified as Shamshaad and Shahzad, before bringing them to the Adarsh Mandi police station.

“Anuj Bansal has been identified as the leader of the ‘gau raksha dal’. Investigation is underway to identify his aides,” Singh said.

Police said the ‘gau rakshaks’ spotted a vehicle carrying cows in Adarsh Mandi and stopped it. While two of the four people in it wan away, the other two were nabbed and allegedly beaten with leather belts in full public view, they said.

First Published: Aug 20, 2018 18:09 IST