Two Muslim men held last week in Jaora town of MP’s Ratlam district on suspicion of carrying beef have been detained under National Security Act (NSA) that allows preventive detention up to a year.
More than two quintals of meat was recovered from Sadam Ayub, 26, and Jafar Ruaab, 30, who were carrying it in an autorickshaw to Khachrod on July 22. Police had booked them under the Cow Slaughter Act and sought the District Collector’s permission to invoke the NSA.
CSP Deepak Shukla said, “It was almost confirmed that the meat was beef but we are waiting for final report.’’
Justifying the invocation of the NSA on Thursday, the police said the duo was involved in carrying beef in the
past, and on one occasion it had resulted in a communal clash.
The two were sent to Bhairugarh Jail.