Kanpur: Police arrested seven persons for trying to cause communal tension by throwing bovine carcasses in Bithoor police station area of the district on April 7 and 8 intervening night.
Police said, the carcasses were found dumped near Naramau crossing close to the Highway City in Bithoor on April 7-8 night.
Locals gathered at the spot as soon as the news spread and demanded arrest of those involved the act. Police officials rushed to the spot with force on getting information and pacifies the agitated locals by assuring strict action. The carcasses were sent for postmortem examination.
Inspector Bithoor police station Amit Kumar Mishra said, “Seven persons hailing from separate pockets of the district were arrested on Tuesday after their names surfaced in the investigation. We have registered an FIR under relevant sections of IPC against the miscreants and launched an investigation in this regard.”
“The seven arrested have been identified as Rajendra Kumar, Arman Ahmad Qureshi, Pappu Sahu, Mohar Singh, Kailash, Mohan and Maan Singh. We have also recovered two cows, sharp-edged weapons meant for slaughtering animals, a loader, and Rs 15,350 in cash from their possession,” said Mishra.