Just a day after a nomad family was allegedly attacked in Kashmir by gau rakshaks, another instance of cow vigilantism seems to have taken place, this time in Delhi.
Three men were allegedly assaulted by animal activists in New Delhi on Saturday night.
At around 11.45 last night, Delhi Police received a PCR call from animal rihts activists who complained about cattle being transported illegally.
The call was made from the mobile phone of Gaurav Gupta, an animal activist and office bearer an office bearer of People for Animals (PFA).
A team of officers from the Kalkaji police station was sent to the area opposite the Kalkaji Mandir ring road where police found a truck carrying buffaloes.
The police found three men, including the truck's driver, to be injured and took them to the AIIMS trauma centre in a police car.
A few PFA members were also present at the spot, but they left without lodging a formal complaint.
The truck, which was carrying 14 buffaloes, was taken to the Tis Hazari court and it is believed the animals were being transported to the Ghazipur Mandi in New Delhi.
Later on Sunday, cross complaints were filed against the three truck occupants under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act based on statements of the PFA members.
Delhi police also recorded the statement of Rizwan, the truck driver, and filed a case of assault and violence.