Khandwa(Madhya Pradesh) | Three Bajrang Dal activists have been taken into custody for tying the 25 people and forcing them to chant ‘Gau Mata Ki Jai’.
The gang made them do sit-ups holding their ears and paraded them across a two-kilometre stretch to a police station for ‘transporting cows’.
#WATCH Several people tied with a rope and made to chant “Gau mata ki jai” in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh on accusation of carrying cattle in their vehicles. (7.7.19) (Note – Abusive language) pic.twitter.com/5pbRZ4hNsR
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Police have taken into custody three men of the mob, who Indian Express identified as Bajrang Dal activists. Police said efforts are on to identify the others.
The trio was helped by other villagers in tying the 25 persons up.
The tri has been booked under various IPC sections like IPC sections 294 (obscene acts and songs), 323 (punishment for voluntary causing hurt), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention), according to Indian Express.
The police have booked the 25 people too.
“We have booked the people ferrying the cattle for doing so without requisite permissions. We have also lodged a case against the villagers, some of whom were farmers, for ill-treating those booked for unauthorised cattle transport,” Khandwa superintendent of police Shiv Dayal Singh told PTI.
The cattle included bulls and calves and have been sent to a gaushala.
The Madhya Pradesh government is likely to make cow vigilantism an offence which can be rewarded with a minimum jail term of six months to a maximum of five years to persons who engage in violence against persons who violate the cow slaughter act or damage their property.