Three men were thrashed and their truck was confiscated by locals in Bhojpur, Bihar over suspicion of carrying beef on Thursday.Locals also alleged that illegal slaughterhouses have been running in the area. Police said that locals confiscated truck and matter is being probed.
Locals intercepted the Muzaffarpur-bound truck at Shahpur bazar, they overpowered three men travelling in the vehicle even as another occupant fled from the spot, said district magistrate Sanjeev Kumar.
The three persons were then handed over to the police.
The reported thrashing of three persons on suspicion of transporting beef in Bihar is a "clear confirmation" of the BJP assuming power in the state, a top CPI(M) leader said.
"It is a clear confirmation that BJP has assumed power in Bihar. Now only Hindutva policies will be implemented while he(Nitish Kumar) continues to remain the Chief Minister," CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters.
Responding to questions, he said lynching and mob violence have "entered Bihar as soon as the BJP came to power there."
Reports said a mob in Shahpur near Ara town of Bhojpur district led by cow vigilantes on Thursday thrashed a truck driver and two others and overpowered them. The police later seized the truck and detained the three persons.
On August 1, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar addressed his first press briefing after the recent political upheaval in the state. Nitish who recently parted ways with RJD to join hands with BJP said no one is capable of challenging MODI in 2019 elections.
(With PTI Inputs)