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Truck carrying cows for slaughter seized,Togadia’s presence leads to tension

Seizure of a truck allegedly carrying cows for slaughter and protests by the VHP,led by Pravin Togadia,resulted in tension in the communally sensitive Shahpur area of the city on Wednesday morning.

Seizure of a truck allegedly carrying cows for slaughter and protests by the VHP,led by Pravin Togadia,resulted in tension in the communally sensitive Shahpur area of the city on Wednesday morning.

Shahpur police station got information about a truck carrying 10 cows heading for a slaughter house in Adda area of Shahpur around 2.30 am. The police seized the truck at around 3.30 am amid protests by local butchers.

An hour later,Togadia reached the spot with 200 VHP members,and alleged that the cows were brought for slaughter for Eid. Sources said that VHP members picked up a fight with butchers and local Muslims,leading to clashes and stone-pelting between the two groups. Five policemen were reportedly injured. However,the police denied that any violence took place. The police persuaded Togadia to leave the spot,which he did. The incident had almost the entire city police force,including the crime branch and the police headquarters staff,rushing to the spot.

The Shahpur police reached the spot and rescued the cattle,but the driver of the truck and cleaner managed to escape.

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Shahpur Inspector A R Desai said,“The protest against meat traders was brought under control. No serious tension took place and no one was injured. The truck was seized and crowd was dispersed immediately. We have booked unidentified persons who brought the truck to the city. We will trace and identify the accused.”

DCP,Zone II,M L Ninama said,“Togadia was present at the spot,but before he came,the protest was already under control. The police were working to keep a watch on illegal sale of beef a night prior to the festival. However,when the Shahpur police seized the truck,the VHP came to know about it. They came to the spot much later to protest.”

The VHP in a press release said that 60 cattle were rescued in Kalupur,22 in Madhvapura,42 in Danilimda and 300 kg of beef was found in Paldi.

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They claimed that the police did not take any action till Togadia came to the rescue of VHP members who were protesting against cow slaughter. According to the VHP,when the truck was seized in Shahpur,they had reached to rescue the cattle.

They claimed that locals had gathered to protest against VHP members and stop them from rescuing the cattle.

First published on: 17-10-2013 at 04:37:51 am
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