Stringent NSA slapped on 3 youths for UP cow slaughter
Meerut: Uttar Pradesh police on Monday invoked the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against three youths arrested for allegedly killing cows in Mahav village of Bulandshahr, which had triggered the December 3 violence in which a police officer and a civilian were shot.
Bulandshahr police have arrested six people in connection with the cow slaughter case which, the government and police had said, was “top priority”. Alleging conspiracy in the violence, senior officials had claimed that the “bigger question” was the cow slaughter.
On Monday, three of those arrested—Azhar, Mehboob Ali and Nadeem—were slapped with NSA, a move which will kill their chance of securing a bail anytime soon.
Soon after the December 3 clash, seven people were named in an FIR on the basis of a complaint by Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj in the cow slaughter case. But after several discrepancies were found in the initial FIR, police gave a clean chit to the seven and arrested six others. Three of them were dubbed the “main accused” by the SIT.