Bulandshahr cow slaughter case: NSA invoked against three arrested

Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, January 14: The National Security Act (NSA) has been invoked against the three people who were arrested in connection with the alleged cow slaughtering incident in Siyana tehsil last month, officials said.

It may be recalled that on December 3, cattle carcasses were found strewn in the fields outside village Mahaw in Siyana. Following this incident, a mob went on the rampage, attacking the local Chingrawathi police post.

In the ensuing violence, Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, 44, and civilian Sumit Kumar, 20, of Chingrawathi village were killed of gunshot injuries. Two separate FIRs were registered — one for the violence in which nearly 80 people, including 27 named and others for cow slaughter — at the Siyana police station.

Seven people were arrested in the cow slaughter case, officials said, adding that three of them Azhar Khan, Nadeem Khan, Mehboob Ali were charged under the NSA.

District Magistrate Anuj Jha said that the three accused had applied for bail. Keeping that in mind, the National Security Act has been invoked against them.

“To maintain public order and amity, the three have been charged under the section 3 sub-section 3 of the NSA. The action has been taken based on a police report which stated that the trio indulged in cow slaughtering for earning money illegally,” Jha added.

The district magistrate further said  if the trio was released on bail, they might tamper with evidence or engage in cow slaughter again which will disrupt public order.