This was despite the fact that trucks were not transporting cows, but oxen.
According to police, the accused persons were part of an inter-state network wherein cattle from villages in Valsad were purchased and transported illegally to neighbouring Maharashtra.
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed that 'this is Modi's brutal 'New India' where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die'.
Supreme Court to hear contempt pleas against Rajasthan government on August 28 in Alwar lynching case
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on August 28 the pleas seeking contempt action against the Rajasthan government in the recent mob lynching case at Alwar.
Lalawandi and the adjoining three villages have become a safe passage for cow smugglers to operate as the Haryana border is very near and the jurisdiction of Rajasthan Police ends at Kolgaon.
Thirty-year-old Rakbar from this village was beaten to death on Friday evening, allegedly by some men from the same village who suspected him of smuggling cows.
A group of people severely thrashed Akbar Khan when he, along with another man was taking two cows to their village through a forest area near Lalawandi village in Alwar district on Friday.
The top court asked the state governments to designate a senior police officer, not below the rank of Superintendent of Police, as nodal officer in each district.
Asserting that there cannot be any investigation, trial or punishment out on the streets, the top court said it was the duty of the states to strive and promote fraternity amongst all citizens.
Condemning violence by vigilante groups in the name of the cow, the Supreme Court today said that no citizen can take law into their own hands and that it was the duty of the state to ensure order.
There were rumours that the fight was over alleged cow slaughter but investigations showed they were not correct.
Salim Qureshi alias Munna was picked up by two police constables on June 14 from his home and taken to a private wedding hall where they allegedly beat him up severely.
According to villagers who lodged the police complaint, a total of 100 cows died owing to “starvation and lack of proper care” during the past two weeks in a three-month-old cowshed.
Lalu Prasad taunted Prime Minister Narender Modi by saying that earlier people used to fear the lion but now they fear the cow thanks to cow vigilantism across the country.
Condemning the "gruesome" killing of Ummar Khan, a farmer, in Rajasthan by "so-called gao rakshaks", the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expressed shock.