Police has booked three under Nationalist Security Act (NSA) for slaughtering cow at the communally sensitive Khandwa town of Madhya Pradesh. This is was the first such action taken after Kamal Nath led Congress government took over.
The Moghat Police arrested Nadeem alias Raju and Shakeel from Kharkali village early on Friday. Azam, the third accused who had managed to escape, was nabbed on Monday. Khandwa SP Siddharth Bahuguna informed that NSA has been slapped against the accused.
The oolice sources informed that Nadeem was a serial offender and had been booked for cow slaughter even previously as well. Police reached the spot after receiving a tip-off about cow slaughter, from where they recovered the carcasses of a cattle and arrested Nadeem and Shakeel.
The police have booked the accused under Sections 4, 6, 9 of the Prohibition of Cow Slaughter Act. On the recommendation of the superintendent of police, the district collector sanctioned slapping of the NSA that allows detention for a longer period.
Singore said that informers had told the police that the accused usually transported meat in containers used for carrying milk to escape attention. He also said that there was a possibility of communal tension but the arrest of the third accused brought the situation under control.