Man facing charges under cow slaughter law in UP arrested from Thane

30 May,2024 01:27 PM IST |  Thane  |  mid-day online correspondent

A Special Task Force (STF) team from Lucknow came to Thane in search of the accused

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A 25-year-old man wanted for a number offences under the cow slaughter law in Uttar Pradesh and carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 has been arrested from Maharashtra's Thane district, police said on Thursday, reported news agency PTI.

The UP police got a tip that the accused, Sameer Tufel Qureshi, hailing from Bareilly district, was hiding in Mumbra area of Thane and they sought the help of their counterparts here, local crime branch's senior police inspector Dileep Patil said, reported PTI.

A Special Task Force (STF) team from Lucknow came to Thane in search of the accused. With the help of the local crime branch sleuths, they traced the accused to a shop in Shimla Park locality of Mumbra and arrested him on Tuesday, he said, reported PTI.

The accused was subsequently taken to UP for further action, the official said.

The accused was facing eight cases on charges the cow slaughter law and the Arms Act, the official said.

In another case, a case has been registered against unidentified persons for allegedly strangling and stabbing a 17-year-old girl whose body was found in a chawl in Maharashtra's Thane city four days ago, police said on Tuesday, reported PTI.

The body of Tejaswini Manoj Razak was found in a room of a chawl in Taricha Pada in the Kolshet area on the night of May 24, an official said, reported PTI.

The police on Monday registered a case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code against unidentified persons, he said.

The case was registered after a post-mortem revealed that there were ligature marks and stab wounds on the girl's neck, the official said, reported PTI.

According to the police, the victim, who lived alone, was strangled and stabbed to death.
The Kapaurbawdi police are probing the case, he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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