Three persons, including a minor, were arrested in Jorhat town of Upper Assam on charges of hurting religious sentiments by carrying beef openly through a street at Gohain Tekela last night.
First case of Beef Arrest in Assam
The three are Shah Jamal Haque, 21, from Dhubri and Abdul Rahman, 19, of Kokrajhar. They were today sent to 14 days’ judicial remand by the court of the Jorhat CJM, while the minor has been sent to an observation home.
The police said a case was registered and the three were booked under Section 295 (A) IPC and under Section 568 of the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950 after seizure of nearly half a kg of beef from them.
It is to be noted that this is the first time in Assam someone has been arrested in connection with the consumption of beef.
How they were arrested?
Sources said the three, who were workers at a private industrial training institute in the area, were accosted by some people for carrying beef openly and handed over to the police. On interrogation, the three said they had bought the meat for consumption from a slaughterhouse in the town.
The police have sent the seized meat to the veterinary department for identification and determination of its quality and initiated an investigation into legal status of the slaughterhouse concerned.
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Source: The Telegraph