Tension gripped Northeast Delhi’s Nand Nagri area after around 100 people stopped two trucks carrying cows, suspecting slaughter and engaged in a fight with the driver, said police. The incident happened around 3 pm at a traffic signal on Wazirabad Road, said police.
“Two trucks full of cows plying from Punjab to Ghaziabad were stopped at the Nand Nagri signal by some people. They beat up the driver and also engaged in brick batting with the police once we intervened. We had to resort to minor lathi charge,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North-East) Veenu Bansal.
He added that the driver who sustained injuries is being treated at Guru Teg Bahadur hospital. A few policemen also sustained minor injuries, he added.
A witness said one of the persons shouted “Jai Shri Ram” before beating the driver.
A case has been registered against unknown persons for rioting, assault on public servants in Nand Nagri Police Station. “We have not identified the main culprit yet and no one has been detained,” added the DCP.
Police added that they have sent the vehicle with cows to a gaushala in the city.
Later, around 25 policemen were deployed in the area in a bid to avoid possible problems.