Accused in cow slaughter case nabbed

New Delhi: A man with a Rs 25,000 reward on his head in a cow slaughter case was arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police on Wednesday.

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The arrested, named Imran was an accused in cow slaughter case that took place in March this year in North-East Delhi’s Harsh Vihar, police said.

On Holi this year, March 21, locals of Harsh Vihar found body parts of a cow and an animal fetus in the region. People of the majority community were outraged and held a protest on the roads, but police managed to prevent the situation from escalating.

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Three persons – Parvej, Lukman and Insallaham were arrested in connection with the case, but Imran evaded arrest by going underground, police said adding that they announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The four accused allegedly intended to provoke communal riots, police officials said.

Police filed a case against the accused under the following sections -Section 429 (Mischief by killing or maiming cattle), section 432 (Obstruction to public drainage), Section 153-A (Promoting disharmony) of IPC, section11L (Mutilating animal) of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and section 4 (Prohibition on slaughter of agricultural) of Delhi Agricultural Cattle Preservation Act.


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