UP: Meet shops in Hathras set ablaze

New Delhi: A day after a slaughterhouse was sealed by the district authorities, several meat shops were set on fire by mob in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night, reported news18.com.

“We will register a case if someone lodges complain. A police picket has been deployed in the area to maintain law and order situation,” police said.

On Monday, a slaughterhouse was sealed in the Kamalgadaha locality under Jaitpura police station, two days after a BJP government led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath was sworn in Uttar Pradesh.

The BJP had announced, in its manifesto titled ‘Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra’, that it would take “stern steps to close down all illegal slaughterhouses besides banning mechanised slaughterhouses” if it comes to power.

(More details are awaited)