The Deonar police have registered a case against retired assistant commissioner of police (ACP) Shamsher Khan Pathan and around 15 others for rioting and obstructing a public servant from performing his duty.
The police said around 8.30 pm on Monday,members of the Govardhan Parishad were taking medically unfit goats to their centre at Mulund (East).
The group had reached near the Deonar abattoir,when some of the goat owners,along with Pathan,allegedly intercepted them alleging that the animals were not being taken in a proper manner.
Senior Inspector Pralhad Panaskar said medically unfit goats that were to be sacrificed during Bakra Eid were to be handed over to the Govardhan Parishad for four-five days so that they are not sold as per a Bombay High Court order. However,Pathan and a few goat owners allegedly objected to this and did not allow the vehicles to pass.
The police checked the vehicles and found that one of the vehicles was carrying two goats more than the permissible number. The police officers booked the vehicle driver under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Pathan and his accomplices still did not allow the vehicles to pass, said Panaskar. We have booked Pathan and three others and are trying to find out who the other protesters are, he added.