UP police make people pledge to prevent cow slaughter

UP police make people pledge to prevent cow slaughter

In an apparent bid to avoid a Bulandshahr-like incident, the Uttar Pradesh police is now making the people pledge to prevent cow slaughter.

Recently, in the violence that ensued after animal meat was recovered in a field, Subodh Kumar Singh, the in-charge of Syana police station in Bulandshahr, was shot dead. 

Police officials have been asking the people to take a pledge that they will not allow cow slaughter inside their villages or near them and will "socially boycott" those doing so, sources said. People were also made to pledge that they would hand over the offenders to the police.

The matter came to light on Friday when videos of the meetings, in which people were being made to pledge, went viral on social networking sites.

The move comes in the wake of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's strict instruction to the cops to prevent cow slaughter "under any circumstance."

Two people, including the SHO, were killed in clashes after a mob attacked a police outpost in Bulandshahr district following recovery of animal bones from a field a few days ago.

So far 13 people, including an army jawan Jeetu Fauji, have been arrested in connection with the violence. The other three key accused, including the Bajarang Dal district convener Yogesh Raj, continues to be at large. The state government has transferred four senior officials including, the district police chief, after the incident.