Shiv Sena activist in Amritsar has Germany-based NRI, two others, arrested for buying beef

As part of the continuing crackdown on beef consumption in India, a Germany-based NRI was among three persons arrested by the police in Amritsar, Punjab, for allegedly possessing 5 kg of beef.

Mobs have lynched people in India for eating beef.
Mobs have lynched people in India for eating beef. Photo courtesy: Wikimedia

According to a report in The Tribune, a Shiv Sena activist allegedly caught the accused with the suspected beef at around 1.30 am today and immediately informed the Islamabad police station where a case under Section 295-A (insulting religious belief), IPC, was registered against them. One of those booked was identified as Pardeep Kumar Sharma, a resident of Berlin, Germany, who had come to the holy city to meet his parents, Rattan and Sukhmanjit Singh, both residents of Indira Colony.

Baldev Bhardwaj, a resident of Ram Nagar Colony and national vice-president of the Shiv Sena, stated to the police they had received a tip-off that the accused were allegedly in possession of beef, thereby hurting religious sentiments. He said as the prime accused Pardeep Sharma was an NRI, he suspected some foreign agencies could be involved. He said last evening, he received a tip that they had bought beef, and went to their residence in Sewa Nagar to catch them with beef.

A case has been registered.

Tushaar Kuthiala
Tushaar Kuthiala – Associate Editor

Tushaar has extensive experience as a journalist and in founding two start-up newspapers. He has developed editorial models for both copy and content, and has written several articles, news reports on a wide range of topics. He is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College and earned a post-graduate diploma in TV Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism (ACJ), Chennai. He has worked as a special correspondent based in New Delhi with Daily World, an international media organisation. 


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