Three people, including two women, have been arrested by the Mwana police for allegedly attacking police officials. It has been reported that cow smugglers dragged a female constable by the neck in Sathla village in the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, following which, police nabbed them.
According to reports, Mwana police reached the spot after receiving a tip-off about the cow smuggling incident in Sathla village. On reaching the crime spot, they were assaulted by the miscreants. A female police constable by the name of Bita was attacked in the incident, leaving her critically injured. News 18 reported that the cow smugglers threw a rope, used to tie up cows, around her neck and dragged her for a long distance.
When the policemen rescued the female constable, they came under a volley of stones. Meanwhile, several cops from different police stations reached the Sathla village. The police then conducted several raids in the village and seized 3 quintal meat, butcher knives, plastic bags, carts and three bikes. Three people, including two women, have been arrested so far.
The police have booked10 people for conspiracy, cow smuggling and attempt to murder. They include Uvesh, Ikram Qureshi, Zaid Qureshi, Maharaj, Aafarin, Wasim Qureshi, Feroz Qureshi, Amjad Qureshi, Furkan Qureshi, and Afaq Qureshi.The locals in the area have denied charges of cow smuggling and claimed that the policemen were not attacked. However, they conceded that cow meat was being packaged in the village.
Addressing a rally in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh in October last year, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that strict action would be taken against those involved in cow slaughter. “Those involved in such an act will go to jail. We will save cow at any cost”, he said.
Expressing commitment to protect cows, the Chief Minister said that the government would not allow anyone to play with the lives of cows. Adding that cow protection was everyone’s responsibility, he informed that cow shelters were being constructed in every district for the protection of bovines with the aide of the state government.