In a shocking incident, a journalist who had gone to film the raid carried out by the animal activists and police officials on an illegal slaughterhouse was thrashed by the mob here on Tuesday, August 7.
The incident occurred at an illegal slaughterhouse at Kodipalya village in Ramanagara district. The raid was carried out based on credible information that over 200 new-born calves are slaughtered daily.
According to sources, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) had cited law and order situation and refused to give police protection to the animal activists to enter the slaughterhouse since there was no enough force available. He had confirmed to provide security on the next day of the raid. Two unarmed cops accompanied the animal activist Joshine Anthony and the India Today reporter on the first day of the raid.
Surprisingly, the animal activists, who had seen animals at the slaughterhouse few days ago, did not find any calves on the day of the raid giving rise to doubts that the information regarding raid was leaked and also confirmed nexus between the cops and meat mafia.
However, the missing new-born calves were found within the slaughterhouse premises hidden underneath low lying trees and inside dense bushes, with mouths being tied to their feet so that they would not make any noise. The officials rescued 71 calves from there.
When the India Today reporter who had been to the site to film the raid sought to know the locals’ reaction, he was thrashed by them. The angry mob including meat mafia goons pelted stones at him and threatened him. His phone was also damaged during the melee. The entire incident was captured on camera and at the presence of police officials.
An FIR has been registered against Gazipeer, Khasi, Syed, Mubarakhan, Noor, Imthiaz and Tabrez from Ramanagara at Kudur police station under IPC sections 428 and 429 (mischief by killing or maiming animal).
No FIR was registered against the mob for attack on the journalist.