Mumbai Crime: Three arrested for attacking MNS worker in Panvel

Published: May 12, 2019, 20:19 IST | mid-day online desk

Hunt for six others who were also involved in the attack was underway, an official said, adding that all have been charged with attempt to murder

Mumbai Crime: Three arrested for attacking MNS worker in Panvel
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Police on Saturday arrested three persons for allegedly assaulting a MNS worker in neighbouring Navi Mumbai's Panvel area. The alleged incident occurred on April 29 over a housing society dispute, police said.

Hunt for six others who were also involved in the attack was underway, an official said, adding that all have been charged with attempt to murder.

In another case, One more person was arrested for allegedly beating up and force-feeding pork to a Muslim man for selling beef in Assam, taking the total number arrests to 12 including a BJP ward member, police said. Police Thursday picked up a 24-year-old man in connection with the crime in Biswanath district that created a political storm in the state and outside.

Among the 12 arrested persons, Ram Prasad Das alias Maina (40) is a ward member of the BJP in Gorehagi panchayat. He is also one of the contractors of the Madhupur market, where the incident took place. Investigation is going on to find out the role of some other persons in the incident, police said.

A 48-year-old Muslim man, Shaukat Ali, was allegedly beaten up and forced to eat pork by a group of people who were angry over his selling beef in his stall in Madhupur weekly market on April 7. Consumption of pork in a taboo among most Muslims.

The group also beat up a Hindu contractor of the market for allowing Ali to sell beef dishes. Cow slaughter and consumption of beef is not banned in the state but the Assam Cattle Preservation Act, 1950, permits slaughter of only cattle above 14 years of age after due certification by a veterinary officer. The incident came to light after a video of the incident that has gone viral showed a dazed Ali surrounded by some people who angrily demanded to know from him where he came from and whether his name figured in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) that intends to weed out illegal migrants.

(With inputs from PTI)

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