Shame: Now, NSA Charges Against Two Men in Madhya Pradesh For ‘Illegally’ Transporting Cows
The incident comes close on the heels of NSA being Invoked against three persons accused of cow slaughter in Khandwa district.
Authorities in Agar Malwa district of Madhya Pradesh have booked two men under the National Security Act (NSA) for alleged illegal transportation of cattle and disruption of public peace, a police official said on Friday.
The incident comes close on the heels of the Kamal Nath-led government invoking the stringent NSA against three persons accused of cow slaughter in Khandwa district. The newly-elected government had come under heavy criticism for a stringent law being invoked in such matters. A report by The Indian Express said that under the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led BJP government, NSA was invoked in 22 cases of alleged cow slaughter. However, the three men in Khandwa are the first to be booked under the stringent legislation under the Kamal Nath government.
“The two accused — Mehboob Khan, a resident of Lambikheda in Ujjain district, and Rodumal Malviya of Agar Malwa, were arrested on Thursday under the NSA for transporting cows illegally and disrupting public peace,” Kotwali police station in-charge Ajit Tiwari said.
After their arrest, a court sent the duo to the central jail in Ujjain, he added.
According to police, Agar Malwa town had witnessed tension on January 29 in the bus stand area when the two accused were carrying cows in their vehicles. People had protested against them, after which the market was shut.
The duo was later booked by the police.
The NSA was invoked against them by District Collector Ajay Gupta after Agar Malwa’s Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Kumar Singh sent a report on the matter.
Talking to reporters in Mandsaur two days back in connection with the Khandwa case, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh had said it is the police who decide which sections should be applied and invoking the NSA appeared unnecessary in that case.
(With PTI inputs)