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Ex-ACP, 15 others booked for protesting at abattoir

The Deonar police on Tuesday registered a case against retired assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Shamsher Khan Pathan and 15 others on charges of rioting and obstructing a public servant from performing his duty after they allegedly created a ruckus near the Deonar abattoir on Monday.

mumbai Updated: Oct 31, 2012 01:55 IST
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The Deonar police on Tuesday registered a case against retired assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Shamsher Khan Pathan and 15 others on charges of rioting and obstructing a public servant from performing his duty after they allegedly created a ruckus near the Deonar abattoir on Monday.

Senior inspector of Deonar police Pralhad Panaskar said the incident occured at around 8.30pm, when members of the Govardhan Parishad were taking medically unfit goats to their centre at Mulund (east).

"As per the high court order, medically unfit goats to be sacrificed during Bakra Eid were to be handed over to the parishad for a few days so they would not be sold," said Panaskar. "When the goats were being taken from the abattoir, some of the owners, along with Pathan, alleged that the animals were not being taken in a proper manner," he added.

The police then checked the vehicles and found that one of them was carrying two more goats than the permitted number. "We booked the driver under the prevention of cruelty to animals Act. Despite this, Pathan and a few others created a ruckus and did not allow the vehicles to pass," said Panaskar. The police have identified three other accused and are trying to find out others who were part of the protesting group.

Pathan, who had floated a political outfit following his retirement from the police department, is also being probed for his alleged complicity in the August 11 mob violence at the Azad Maidan.

"We will arrest the accused soon," said DCP (zone 6), Lakhmi Gautam.