Two culprits identified as Ramsevak Dixit and Mangli Dixit have been arrested for their alleged role in cow slaughtering at Bhatpurwa village in Katra Bazar leading to tension in the area.
Gonda District, Uttar Pradesh: A major communal violence averted by police with the help of local residents after two miscreants throw mortal remains of calves to incite communal violence. According to police, the duo Ramsevak Dixit and Mangli Dixit took away the cow and the calf belonging to one Ganesh Prasad Dixit from the house on the night of crime and slaughtered the animal in a nearby crops field, Superintendent of Police, Umesh Kumar Singh said.
“There was tension in the village, but the police reached the spot and now the situation is under control,” he said.
The officer added the incident was deliberate and that it was planned keeping in mind the Moharram procession in the village today. Thanks to the alertness of local population and immediate action by administration the efforts to create communal tensions were foiled.
Last year during Ganesha idol immersion there were incidents of communal violence and hence Muharram procession was canceled due to security reasons. This year as Durga Puja and Muharram coincided the authorities were under pressure to maintain law and order.
On the second day the Muharram procession was scheduled in Colonelgunj and Katara hence on the previous night the miscreants tried to create communal tension, but the plans were foiled .
Local politicians tried to utilise the incident for their political gain. Vidhan parishad leader Mahfooz khan along with his supports raised slogans and demanded action against the miscreants. While BSP leader Masood Alam khan praised the administration for their swift action and demanded stringent NSA should be implemented.
Ramsewak Dixit and Mangli Dixit have been booked under the stringent National Security Act (NSA), police said. However police are yet to reveal the background of the culprits whether they have conspired on their own or there are others behind them.
Sources: Indian Express