Man assaulted by ‘cow vigilantes’ in Nagpur was carrying beef: Police

Police will initiate further action against Shaha in accordance with the law, he said. Meanwhile, the Nagpur (rural) unit president of the BJP, Rajiv Potdar, expressed shock at the findings.

By: PTI | Nagpur | Published: July 16, 2017 10:42 am
cow protection, Muslim cow protection, gujarat cow protection, gujarat cow, Ahmedabad cow protection, india news The lab report was “positive”, i.e. it was beef, Superintendent of Police (Nagpur rural) Shailesh Balkawde told PTI yesterday. (Representational)

The Muslim man with links to the BJP who was thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes in Maharashtra’s Nagpur district four days ago was carrying beef, police have said. The police had arrested four persons for brutally thrashing Salim Shaha (34), a member of the BJP’s Katol unit, on July 12 and sent the meat he was carrying to a forensic laboratory. The lab report was “positive”, i.e. it was beef, Superintendent of Police (Nagpur rural) Shailesh Balkawde told PTI yesterday.

Police will initiate further action against Shaha in accordance with the law, he said. Meanwhile, the Nagpur (rural) unit president of the BJP, Rajiv Potdar, expressed shock at the findings. It was shocking that Shaha has been found to be carrying beef that day, Potdar said, adding he would be dismissed from the party. Stern action should be taken against him according to the law, but people must not take law in their own hands and resort to violence in such cases, Potdar said.

Shaha’s mother had claimed that he was the head of the BJP’s Katol tehsil minority morcha, while local BJP leaders said he was a party member. The incident of thrashing had drawn strong condemnation from the ruling BJP’s coalition partner Shiv Sena, besides the opposition Congress and NCP. However, the BJP had sought to play it down, calling it a “stray” incident.

Shaha, the resident of Katol town in Nagpur district, was returning home on his motorcycle when five-six men accosted him at a bus stop on July 12 in Bharsingi village on suspicion that he was carrying beef and assaulted him. Four men – Ashwin Uike (35), Rameshwar Taywade (42), Moreshwar Tandurkar (36) and Jagdish Chaudhari (25) – were subsequently arrested and booked under IPC section 326, pertaining to voluntarily causing grievous hurt.

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  1. I
    Indian Abroad
    Jul 16, 2017 at 9:44 pm
    Beef out of all meats is the most unsustainable, most expensive and most unhealthy. People in developed World understand this and hence beef consumption is significantly going down. But people miss the taste so imitation meats are being developed using vegetable proteins as well as 'grown' using microorganisms. California in the US is at the forefront with companies like IMPOSSIBLE MEAT and BEYOND MEAT selling meat looking and tasting very similar to beef.
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    1. I
      Indian Abroad
      Jul 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm
      Beef means cow's or bull's meat. Young calf's meat is called veal. Buffalo meat cannot be called beef. (Indians are in habit of incorrectly adopting English words -e.g. calling Paneer Cottage Cheese. Both are very different.) Buffalo is not sacred. Not eating beef is cultural thing respecting cow's immense contribution to the society in Indian sub-continent including Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka. Sanatan Dhrama (Hinduism) does not have any DOs and DON'Ts. Religion does not prohibit consumption of anything. Asia and Middle East traditionally never ate beef - only birds, seafood, lamb /goat and pork. BUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN INDIA TODAY IS JUST POLITICS AND GOONDAISM.
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        Yavanshatru
        Jul 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm
        Criminal should have been handed to police immediately instead of beig thrashed
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          Notinmy name
          Jul 16, 2017 at 8:53 pm
          I wonder what these cow terrorists do with the seized beef? I think they carry free meat to their homes and cook and feed their families. This is daylight robbery and highly condemnable. Pls distribute the seized meat to the needy. Dont misuse or waste it.
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          1. B
            Beefburger
            Jul 16, 2017 at 8:47 pm
            Has anybody tried beef rolls. Can anybody provide recipe for the same? Its so yummy i want recipe pls.
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            1. I
              Indian Abroad
              Jul 16, 2017 at 9:34 pm
              I guess you are just trying to offend people here. But if you really want the recipe go on , there are hundreds.
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              1. I
                Indian Abroad
                Jul 16, 2017 at 9:35 pm
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