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Raj Thackeray’s MNS man among 5 arrested for cow slaughter


Mumbai: Five people, including Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) member Yusuf Shaik, who is also the owner of slaughter house, arrested by the Thane police on Sunday morning, for allegedly killing three cows at a slaughter house in Ambernath.

According to the news published in The Hindu, Balkrishna Wagh, police inspector, Ambernath Police Station, said, that they killed a cow and two other dead animals, we couldn’t determine whether they were cows or buffaloes, the animals have been slaughtered.

“We have taken a sample of the meat and we are sending it for testing, said Assistant Commissioner of Police D.M. Jagtap told The Hindu.

An official said- “One cow was about to be skinned when we reached the spot. We saved a one-month-old calf and a six-month-old bull and moved them to a gaushala in Ulhasnagar.” “The animals had been slaughtered for their meat to be sold.” he added.

Under Section 429 (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) of the IPC and Section 38(4) of the Prevention of cruelty to Animals Act 1960 case was registered and investigations are being carried out.

Tip-off to police

“Informer” called the Ambernath police station around 6 a.m. and alerted them about the slaughter, “We rushed to the spot and by 7 a.m., senior officials were also there,” the official said. He, however, proved that some reports that suggested the presence of a team of Bajrang Dal activists along with the police.

The five accused — Shafi Ibrahim Qureshi (40), Riyaz Mohammed Shaikh (38), Azad Nizamuddin Qureshi (26), Sajjad Nizamuddin Qureshi (30) and MNS Yousuf Shiekh (45) — will be produced in court on Monday.

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