Mobile internet services were suspended across Jammu region on Tuesday following protests, and mild lathicharge by the police, after carcasses of two calves were found at Sarore, in Jammu district.
Protests began soon after some boys playing cricket in the area found carcass of two calves in a nullah flowing by the rear of a banquet hall owned by the family of former J&K minister Chander Parkash Ganga, who had resigned on Saturday.
Samba SSP Anil Magotra said the incident took place in Jammu district and some people loaded one carcass in a vehicle, brought it to Samba and blocked Jammu-Pathankot national highway in protest. The police tried to lift it but the protesters started pelting stones, compelling police to charge the baton and use teargas shells, he said. Inspector General (Jammu zone) S D Singh said the calves appear to have fallen off a passing vehicle and died. The matter is being probed, he added.
BJP MLA Lal Singh, who had also quit as minister, held a roadshow from Jammu to Kathua today and demanded a CBI probe into the Kathua gangrape-murder case.