Shamli police in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar disctrict have registered cases against the members of Bajrang Dal, They have been booked under sections 323, 506, 147 and 404 of the IPC.
The police action came after jantakareporter.com reported the brutalities by the members of the Bajrang Dal on Friday.
Speaking to jantakareporter.com, Shamli’s SP Vijay Bhushan said, “the cases have been registered against the men in the video. We will soon be arresting them.”
On Friday a Muslim youth, Riyaz, was paraded by the group of angry youths, who were repeatedly heard shouting ‘gau hatya kar raha tha. yehi anjam hoga gau hatya karne walon ka (he was slaughtering cow. This is how we will deal with those who slaughter cows.)
Local civil groups blamed the ruling Samajwadi Party and the BJP of once again stoking communal tension in Muzaffarnagar.
Rajiv Yadav of a group called ‘Rihayi Manch’ was quoted by the website as saying, “The way a Muslim youth was paraded throughout the city and beaten for two hours while members of Bajrang Dal continued to hurl abuses on the Muslim community at large, it shows that both the SP and the BJP are hell bent on creating communal tension in the area. Far from arresting these thugs, the police has now locked up the victim Riyaz.”