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Car owned by member of Yogi’s outfit ‘runs over’ calf

LUCKNOW: A car allegedly belonging to member of Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV) ran over a one-year-old calf and dragged it for 20 metres, The Indian Express reported on Friday.

The incident took place in Janakipuram locality’s Nivada area in the city on Wednesday.

Hindu Yuva Vahini (HYV), a social organisation founded by Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and cow protection is one of its key objectives.

The car belonged to HYV’s Lucknow district convener Akhand Pratap Singh.

Rajrani, calf’s owner, a resident of Nivada in her complaint to the police said that the driver and group of men in the car were drunk ran over the calf dragged it for about 20 metres.

“The driver started the car and hit the calf, which was tied near the wine shop. The animal was dragged up to the spot where the road had turned. There he stopped the vehicle, as it was could not be moved anymore… A few locals had noticed the incident… Soon, all those inside the car left the car and fled,” said Rajrani as per the report in Indian Express.

On the basis of complaint of Rajrani, police booked a case under sections 279 (rash driving) and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC against the unidentified persons.

Police seized the car and a letter to the Regional Transport Officer was sent to know its owner despite locals claimed that the car was owned by the right-wing organisation’s Lucknow convener Akhand Pratap.

Janakipuram Station Officer Satish Kumar Sinha said, “The car has been seized but its owner is yet to be identified. A letter is being sent to the Regional Transport Officer.”

On 3 April, a group of right-wing activists in Rajasthan’ Alwar lynched Pehlu Khan, a Muslim for legally transporting a milch cow for his dairy business.