The Bulandshahr district administration on Monday invoked the National Security Act (NSA) against three people arrested in connection with the alleged cow slaughtering incident in Siyana tehsil last month, officials said. The ensuing mob violence claimed the lives of a police inspector and a civilian.
The three charged under the law had applied for bail. “There was a chance of them getting the bail,” said District Magistrate Anuj Jha. “Keeping that in mind, the National Security Act has been invoked against them. To maintain public order and amity, the three have been charged under the section 3 sub-section 3 of the NSA.”
The trio was allegedly involved in the cow slaughtering incident in Mahav village on the night of December 2, which sparked violence the next day.The accused Azhar Khan, Nadeem Khan and Mehboob Ali of Syana town were arrested and sent to jail.
Seven men had earlier been arrested for alleged cow slaughter in the district last month. However, four other men arrested on December 4 on similar charges were found to be falsely implicated by Bajrang Dal district convenor Yogesh Raj, who has been arrested for allegedly spearheading the violence, and released after 16 days in prison.