Driver and Conductor stabbed by Gau Rakshaks

A truck conductor carrying 30 buffaloes from North Gujarat’s Deesa to South Gujarat’s Bharuch was stabbed with a sharp-edged weapon by unidentified gau-rakshaks in Ahmedabad’s Ramol on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday. The injured conductor has been identified as Zaheer Qureshi, a resident of Deesa in Banaskantha district. Around 12.30 AM some unidentified persons claiming themselves to be ‘gau-rakshaks’ tried to stop the truck. Soon, Qureshi and Sipai saw police at some distance on the highway and hence stopped the truck. He said he tried to run away out of fear when two unidentified persons came on a two-wheeler and one of them stabbed him with a sharp-edged knife-like weapon. He fell unconscious thereafter and gained consciousness in hospital. The truck was carrying around 30 buffaloes from Deesa in North Gujarat to Bharuch in South Gujarat for slaughtering without mandatory papers and permission, said the police.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Highway
Number of victims 2 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Highway perpetrator Religion Hindu
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Was cross FIR filed Yes
Details of the FIR

Ramol police have registered two FIRs — one against the driver and conductor under the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act for illegally carrying the animals and second against four unidentified ‘gau raks

Investigating agency State police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Charges filed against the vicitm :Ramol police have registered two FIRs — one against the driver and conductor under the provisions of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act for illegally carrying the animals and second against four unidentified ‘gau raks Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Prevention of Cruelty to Animal Act,1960 Other details
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Main Information
Date of incident: November 19, 2018
Nature of Violence
  • Harassment
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Alleged sale / consumption of other Non-Vegetarian diet
  • Name of the victim : Mustufa Sipai and Zaheer Qureshi
    Name of Perpetrator Unknown
    State Gujarat
    District/City Ahmedabad
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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