Muzaffarnagar: Uttar Pradesh police arrested nine members of a family, including two minor girls, from Muzaffanagar district over cow slaughte and sent them to jail.
Khatauli police arrested nine persons, including the two girls and three women, on Friday morning for alleged slaughter of cows. Cops also claimed to have seized 10 quintals of meat and butchering implements from a house. Four other accused fled the scene, police had said, according to Times of India.
The Aadhaar cards of the two girls show their dates of birth as 2005 and 2001 respectively. According to law, minors are not handcuffed or sent to jail. They are produced before juvenile justice board and then sent to correction homes, as reported by News18.com.
The news reports of the detention of the two Muslim minor girls and other women made headlines on the day Prime Minister "celebrated liberation" of Muslim women from the clutches of Triple Talaq.
"After a long time Muslim women got freedom from TripleTalaq, they had been suffering for years," Modi said at the 85th Sivagiri Pilgrimage Celebrations via video conferencing.
Prime Minister repeated this at 'Mann Ki Baat' later in the day saying, "I am proud that our government took steps to abolish a 70-year-old practice of triple talaq and empowered them."
Meanwhile, speaking to reporters, SSP Ajay Sahdev said he has ordered a probe into the matter but refrained on commenting about the minor girls being sent to jail. “Circle Officer, Khatauli, will look into the matter and action will be taken after investigation is over.”
The station officer of Khatauli Police station, Ambika Prasad Bhardwaj, said, “The arrested people were engaged in cow slaughter. The accused Nasimuddin has few more cow slaughter cases registered against him. We recovered meat and hides of five cows from the spot.”