Two men were allegedly beaten up on suspicion of transporting cow meat by a group of people claiming to be “gau rakshaks” in Gurugram on Tuesday, 25 June morning.
An FIR has been registered against the two men, who are currently undergoing treatment at the Civil Hospital, Police told The Indian Express.
The incident came to light when a group of cow protection unit of Gurugram received a tip-off about a gang trying to sneak in with a beef consignment. Subsequently, a team led by Savita Kataria reached Islampur near Rajiv Chowk in the morning.
“We received the information around 5.30 a.m. and we rushed to Sohna road to intercept the vehicle coming from Nuh district. At 6 a.m., we spotted two pickup vans coming from the Sohna area. They were signalled to stop, but the drivers did not,” said Kataria.
“My gau rakshaks, along with the pedestrians, followed two of the men and caught them. The public became restless and started beating up the two men. I immediately called up police, who came there,” Katariya told The Indian Express.
“We have registered an FIR under various sections of Haryana Gau Sanrakshan and Samvardhan Act 2015 and arrested the two accused. Efforts are on to nab their associates. The accused were on their way to deliver the beef consignment in Delhi,” said Subhash Bokan, PRO of Gurugram police.
With inputs from IANS