PATNA: Three men were beaten up by a group of alleged Bajrang Dal activists on the suspicion of transporting cow meat in a truck in Bihar on Thursday.The incident happened in Ranisagar area of Shahpur in Bhojpur district on National Highway 84.
The group also tried to set the vehicle on fire but police reached the spot and foiled it. Later, the group blocked the Ara-Buxar road, demanding action against the three men. Officials also reached the spot to control the situation.The police took the three into custody.“A truck was intercepted by locals on the suspicion that it was carrying beef [cow meat]… we’ve seized the truck and arrested three persons in this regard and further investigation is on”, said Daya Shankar, a senior police official.
It is said that the truck driver told the police that they were carrying only buffalo meat.After taking charge of the Animal Husbandry Department, Minister Pashupati Kumar Paras had declared that all illegal slaughter houses in the State will be closed down.A Rashtriya Janata Dal leader blamed the newly formed BPJ-JD(U) government for the incident. “With the BJP government coming to power, such incidents of cow vigilantes and mob lynching will be a regular affair in the State,” he said.The Hindu.