Cow vigilance group’s chief sent to one-day police custody

Patiala, Aug. 21 : Cow vigilance group's chief Satish Kumar, who was arrested along with two others from Uttar Pradesh's Vrindavan city late last night, was on Sunday sent to one-day police custody.

The latest development took place after they were produced before the Rajpura court here. The trio was arrested after the police received information about the videos posted on Facebook which showed Satish and several others brutally thrashing and harassing the people in the name of cow protection.

Rajpura City Police Inspector Gurjeet Singh divulging more details about this case informed that a Scorpio vehicle was also seized from their possession during the time of arrest.

"We have arrested the trio and an FIR under Section 381, 377, 384, 342, 341, 323, 148 and 159 of the IPC have been lodged against them," he said.

Kumar, who is the chief of Gau Raksha Dal, had been absconding ever since he was booked on August 8 under Section 377.

According to reports, several victims have told the police that they were detained by the self-styled cow vigilantes, robbed and tortured.

The development comes just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly rebuked the cow vigilantes, saying most of them are 'anti-social' elements who are running 'shops' in the name of cow protection.

In his first comments on the violence against Dalits by cow vigilantes, Prime Minister Modi also asked the state governments to prepare dossiers on the so-called cow protectors as 80 percent of them do illegal activities at night and become cow protectors in the day.

"The people, who are troubled by the unity of the society, are in the name of 'gau rakshaks' attempting to create friction the society.

I urge my fellow countrymen to be aware of such 'gau rakshaks'," he said..

Source: ANI