Beef traders attack police in Meerut village, four held
Meerut: Tension gripped Ikla Rasoolpur village in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh after villagers attacked a police party which had gone to arrest a gang of people involved in alleged cow slaughter on Friday evening.
Acting on the tip off, the police raided the village and took four people in custody while five of them managed to flee from the spot. Huge quantity of meat was seized by the police from the spot, police said.
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The police have cordoned the area and police forces of many police stations have been deployed in the area to avoid unrest. The Ikla Rasoolpur village falls under Parikshitgarh police station and is 27 kms away from the district headquarters.
- Those taken into custody have been identified as Mohsid, Magruf, Khajoori and Feroz red handed
- Five people escaped arrest as they managed to flee from the spot
- The women of the village attacked the police team.
- The police was receiving complaints of cow slaughter in the village since a long time.
- Beef traders are also active in Nangla, Pachperha, Abdullapur, Aurangabad, Satla and Khajoori villages of the district, police added.
- Those arrested have been charged under the relevant sections of animal cruelty.