Man held on cow slaughter charge in UP's Muzaffarnagar

Man held on cow slaughter charge in UP's Muzaffarnagar

A pistol and several cartridges were also recovered from the accused, who was admitted to a hospital for the treatment of bullet injuries. Representative image/AFP

 A man was held on the charge of cow slaughter at Shamli's Badhupur village, police said on Thursday.

Shamli SP Ajay Kumar Sharma said a police team led by SHO Yashpal Sharma overpowered Janab, alias Lambu, in a sugarcane field and arrested him after an exchange of fire.

He said the beef was recovered from the accused.

A pistol and several cartridges were also recovered from the accused, who was admitted to a hospital for the treatment of bullet injuries.

Two of his accomplices managed to escape.

Janab was allegedly involved in several cases of cow slaughter and attempt to murder.

A cash reward of Rs 20,000 has been announced for the police team. 

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