New Delhi: The newly elected government of Congress in Madhya Pradesh has slapped the strict National Security Law (NSA) against three men accused of killing a cow in Khandwa, police said on Tuesday.
The trio, identified as Shakeel, Nadeem and Azam, was sent to jail by a local court on Monday.
“Acting with the warning that some people were allegedly involved in an illegal act of culling a cow, the police raided a place in the village of Kharkali near here last Friday and seized a large knife and local meat” said charge, said Mohan Singore.
This is the first time the NSA has been invoked against people accused of culling cows in the Congress government.
However, the defendant fled the scene during the police action, he said.
However, police arrested them on Saturday from their separate hiding places in the city of Khandwa and the district collector, Vishesh Garhpale, slapped the NSA’s provisions against them, Singore said. The Law allows the government to detain people for up to a year if they are suspected of being a threat to national security or public order.
“On Monday, they went before a local court, which sentenced them to jail under the NSA and other relevant sections of the IPC,” he added.