Police said a case was registered against those injured after a complaint by the accused villagers. “We have registered a case against the three injured under The Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act,” said M L Meena, ADG (operations).
The law against cow slaughter, The Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, was enacted in 2015. In the affidavit, the police said 792 FIRs have been registered in the district between November 19, 2015 till March 31, 2019.
Invocation of NSA in a Congress-ruled state had not gone down well with the party leadership. Relatives of Nadeem and Shakeel had written to the CM, and the home minister, demanding an impartial inquiry into the matter and revocation of the NSA provisions.
According to the petition, when the juvenile was sent to the reforms of the home, the officials “got enraged” with him due to the nature of the case and “started saying that you have indulged in cow slaughter” after which he was given several beatings by around 16-17 fellow inmates.
National Security Act (NSA) has been slapped against three persons after they were arrested for cow slaughter in communally sensitive Khandwa town of Madhya Pradesh, the first such action under the Congress government.
"The three Chinese persons are technicians working for China Coal India Pvt Ltd set up as a joint venture of India and China and are here to work on production augmentation project at a mine operated by Manganese Ore India Limited (MOIL) near Khapa," the press note added.