Two Bajrang Dal activists were arrested for their involvement in beating up and parading a person for stealing a calf from a cow-shed in Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh. The information was confirmed by the local police officials
Bajrang Dal district convener Vivek Premi and activist Sanni were arrested yesterday for allegedly assaulting the man, said SP Vijay Bhushan.
The incident, which took place last week, led to tension in the area, police said, adding, besides the arrested duo, a case has been registered against four other persons.
Police initiated action after a video of the incident surfaced on social networking websites.
Meanwhile, the man is currently lodged in Muzaffarnagar district jail after he was arrested on the charges of theft and animal cruelty, police said.
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.)
To watch the video of the shocking incident click here.