NSA invoked against four accused of killing a cow and throwing its body parts into a temple in Madhya Pradesh’s Ratlam (The Hindu)

Four arrested after District Collector issues warrant; police say one of the four is a habitual offender, adding that the accused were under the influence of contraband items; communal tensions flare up in Jaora


The Madhya Pradesh police on June 15 invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against four people accused of slaughtering a cow and throwing its body parts in the premises of a temple in Ratlam district’s Jaora town. 

According to the police, the body parts of the animal were found on the premises of Jaora’s old Jaagnath Mahadev Temple in the early hours of Friday, leading to communal tensions and vandalism in the town.  

The police arrested two men — Salman, 24, and Shakir, 18 — for allegedly throwing the body parts on Friday morning, while two others — Shahrukh, 25, and Naushad, 40, — were accused of slaughtering the animal. 

Case registered

Durgesh Amor, the Superintendent of Police (SP) for Jaora city, told The Hindu that the proceedings under the NSA were initiated against the four accused after the District Collector issued a warrant. The four men have been sent jail now, he added.

Earlier on Friday, a case was registered under Sections 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code; Section 469 of the Madhya Pradesh Govansh Vadh Pratishedh Adhiniyam, 2004; and Section 11D of the Madhya Bharat Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1962.

This story was originally published in thehindu.com. Read the full story here.

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