A day after cow vigilante Satish Kumar—chief of self-styled Gau Rakhsa Dal—and his 12 associates were booked, police said they will make arrests only after verifying the videos and collecting material evidence against the accused.
The FIR against Kumar was registered on Sunday, the day Prime Minister condemned the attack on Dalits by cow vigilantes. Kumar and his aides were booked under sections 382 (having made preparation for causing death), 384 (extortion), 341 (wrongfully restraint), along with sections 148 and 149, of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Prime Minister addressing the Town Hall meeting organised at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in capital New Delhi to mark the second anniversary of MyGov(dot) on Saturday broke his silence, talking strong exception to atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat’s Una in the name of cow protection.
He said, “I am very much angry on those who have opened their occupation in the name of ‘Gau Raksha’ (cow protection). There are many ‘Gau Rakshaks’ (cow protectors). They protect cows to hide their illegal occupations. Cows mostly die of eating plastic bags and these gau rakshaks should urge people not to throw plastics on the roads. This will be a big sewa,” he said.
video: ABP Sanjha