Ahead of Bakra Eid, a group of people clashed with the police on Friday midnight after a mini-truck, allegedly carrying calves for slaughter, was stopped. Eight persons have been booked for ferrying calves and attacking the police. The entire incident has been caught in the CCTV camera, the police said.
At around 1 am, a police team apprehended a mini-truck near Mirzapur meat market that falls under Shahpur police station in the old city of Ahmedabad.
Police officials claimed that the truck was carrying 14 calves and therefore it was detained. The FIR states that the driver of the truck and his assistants allegedly attacked the policemen on duty. Moments later, a group of persons led by one Mohammad Hanif alias Langda attacked the police team. They pelted stones in which several police vehicles were damaged.
However, the police said the situation was brought under control within couple of minutes. “There was a minor clash which we controlled within minutes,” said Virendra Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-one. An FIR has been lodged against Langda and seven others.
The group of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) members staged a protest on Saturday in Dariapur area of the city demanding ban on cow slaughter. Following the protest, the police detain about a dozen members. Earlier on Friday, in a press conference, the VHP announced that it would set up check points on the main entries of the city and keep vigilance of the vehicles ferrying animals.