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Karnataka: Hindutva mob attacks Muslim cattle traders in Bidar

Members of the Hindutva armed group, Sri Ram Sena, attacked Muslims cattle traders in Karnataka’s Bidar on Monday.

Cattle trader Abdul Salim, from Mannalli village of Bidar taluk, lodged a complaint at Aurad police station, according to The New Indian Express. He named the accused as Anil Devakatte, Munna Hakke, Sagar Chidre, Rajani Dama, Laxman Kumbar, Basavaraj Chowkampalle and Vishal Koli, all residents of Aurad.

According to the complaint, the Hindutva mob forcibly stopped a van transporting cattle in APMC Market in Aurad town, and beat up the van driver and owner of the cattle. The two, who sustained injuries, were admitted to a hospital for treatment. 

The police have filed two First Information Reports (FIRs).

The Aurad police registered a case against the members of Hindutva armed group under Sections 143,147, 341,323, 504, 149 of the IPC, and launched a probe into the incident.

In a counter-complaint, Chowkampalle and Vishal Koli filed a complaint against Abdul Salim and other Muslim youth. The Aurad police registered a case under the Karnataka Prevention of Slaughter and Preservation of Cattle Ordinance, 2020. 

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