Gurugram: 2 held for force closure of meat shops

GURUGRAM: Police on Sunday arrested two members of a Hindu right-wing group for allegedly forcing owners of meat shops to shut their businesses the previous day during Navratri, The Indian Express reported.

On Saturday, a group of at least 40 sword-wielding right-wing activists wearing saffron robes from different lesser-known organisations holding sword, hockey sticks, batons and iron rods in hand allegedly forced the closure of meat shops in Dundahera, near the Delhi-Gurugram border.

They even threatened the meat shop owners with dire consequences to kill them if they did not obliged them and dare open their businesses.

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According to police, the arrested men were identified as Rajesh alias Cheeka and Pramod. Both accused were residents of Dundahera and belong to the Haryana unit of the Hindu Sena which was confirmed by the organisation.

There is no complainant in the case and FIR was registered based on a video shared on social media. A case was registered under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act was registered against the accused men.

This is not the first time that fringe groups made such an attempt to thwart law and order in Gurugram. Last year too, similar incidents were reported and the fanatics even assaulted meat shop owners.