Fracas over meat: police to probe complaint
An investigation has been launched right into a complaint by a person that he was not allowed to distribute meat amongst Christians in Meenangadi space, allegedly by an unidentified group of individuals on the eve of Easter, police sources mentioned on Tuesday.
A complaint on this regard was obtained on the Meenangadi police station on Monday evening however no FIR has been registered up to now, they mentioned.
The police mentioned its Special Branch wing performed an preliminary inquiry and it was discovered that some folks tried to restrain the person from promoting the meat within the space alleging that he was ‘selling non-halal meat.’
The complainant, Shaji instructed reporters the unidentified group blocked his car at an space close to Meenangadi city and tried to destroy the meat, alleging that he was not distributing beef.
Shaji, who’s a district coordinator of a farmer producer firm, additionally alleged that the group of males tried to drive feed him the uncooked meat. He claimed he managed to escape from the spot in his car.
The police officer, nonetheless, mentioned the allegations of the bid to drive feed him uncooked meat couldn’t be confirmed.
The plan was to distribute recent meat amongst Christians who’re members of the farmer producer firm referred to as ‘Kisan Mitra’ for Easter celebrations.
The incident allegedly occurred when Shaji had gone to the realm with 150 kg of recent meat (beef and pork) in a three-wheeler, some members claimed.
When contacted, Manoj Cherian Kanjirathinkal, an office-bearer of Kisan Mitra, who organised the meat distribution, mentioned the incident occurred on Saturday night at Meenangadi Ambalappadi junction.
He mentioned Shaji was not prepared to lodge the complaint and he went to the police solely after they satisfied him in regards to the want to search authorized motion.
Kanjirathinkal, who went together with Shaji to lodge the complaint, alleged police tried to harass the complainant, treating his complaint as faux data.
“We don’t have any evidence with us to say that such and such people were involved in this act,” he mentioned.
Kanjirathinkal mentioned the choice to distribute meat for Easter was taken a lot earlier on the idea of demand from the folks and the organisation had taken orders from the folks for the distribution.
He alleged he had obtained a cellphone name final Wednesday threatening him that he would face ‘consequences’ if he goes forward with the choice to distribute ‘non-halal meat.’