COW SLAUGHTER: NSA invoked against Hindu BJP, expelled from party

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BHOPAL:The Madhya Pradesh BJP has expelled Anwar Mev, former vice-president of its minority cell in Tonkkhurd Mandal in Dewas district, days after he was charged with slaughtering a cow at his house and arrested.

“We have expelled Mev from the party,” State BJP spokesman Hitesh Bajpai said.

Mev and nine others are facing a criminal case under the Madhya Pradesh Cow Slaughter Ban Act.

On 27 January, right-wing activists entered the house of Anwar Mev, the then vice-president of the BJP’s minority cell in Tonkkhurd Mandal in the Dewas district, claiming they heard a “cow mooing in pain”. As many as 10 bags of meat were found in Mev’s house, out of which three were said to contain beef. The activists carried the bags to the police station. The contents of the bags have been sent for forensic investigation, reported NDTV. The carcass of a cow was also allegedly found in Mev’s house, which led to protests by the activists on the same day.

“The National Security Act was slapped on Anwar Mev on 28 January in view of his past criminal record,” Dewas District Collector Ashutosh Awasthi was quoted by DNA as saying on Sunday night.

“The (district) administration must have imposed NSA after seeing Anwar’s record. Cow slaughter won’t be tolerated at all,” Shailesh Kesarwani, BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh, told Press Trust of India.

 Tension had prevailed in Tonkkhurd Nagar town after carcass of a cow was recovered from Mev’s house on January 27.

 

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