Vandalism in Alwar over cow slaughter suspicion


Jaipur: Amid reports of houses being ransacked and loots being carried out by certain right wing groups, the Nogawa police are keeping a tight vigil in nearby towns of Rewara Baas and Mubarikpur to avert any untoward situation. Several groups on Friday had called for the 'bandh' in the area in order to protest against the alleged case of slow slaughter in Nogawa area of Alwar district. 

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Tension had prevailed in the area after the police on Thursday exhumed 36 carcasses of cows which were allegedly sacrificed on Eid at Nogawa. 12 people were arrested in this connection and raids were carried out at several places, though situation remained tense as the information spread in the area.

Sher Mohammad, president of district Mew Panchayat, alleged that several right wing groups ransacked the houses, beat up people and also looted the houses of innocent people soon after the news of caw salughter spread across the district. "One house was demolished by miscreants with the help of a JCB machine; we have also seen houses being vandalised and looted, it is the duty of the police to ensure peace in the area. The police should investigate the matter where the houses were ransacked and punish the accused," he added.

The Nogawa and Mubarikpur area remained tense with people fearing violence shut their shops and confined to their houses. The local leaders of Shiv Sena and Gau Raksha Dal have said that they are planning to call another 'bandh' on Monday.

The BJP MLA form Ramgarh, Gyandev Ahuja, said that he will call a press meet on Sunday to bring to the fore some important facts related to the case. "First, the cows were slaughtered, and now some people now trying to politicize the entire issue to garner support," he said.

While the local police denied the incidents of loot and vandalism, the officials said that if anybody moves a complaint, the police will take strict action. "So far we have not received any complaint of violence, the incident of loots as also not been reported to us. But if such issues come to us, we will initiate action against such miscreants," said Shiv Ram Gurjar, SHO, Nogawa police station.

On Thursday, acting on a tip-off, the police along with SDM Ramgarh went to a site in Nogawa and dug out the cadavers. A team of veterinary doctors were called for conducting post mortem. To avoid any infection in the area, police later buried the remains of cows. Besides, six alive cows were also saved from the spot.