Citizens for Justice and Peace

`Cow slaughter’ being used to target us, says Shami’s dad

16, Jan 2016

Jan 16 2016 : The Times of India (Mumbai)
Sandeep Rai

A day after cricketer Mohammad Shami’s brother Mohammad Haseeb was booked–he was later released on bail-for allegedly assaulting a cop and “pressuring cops“ to release a few men arrested on charges of cow slaughter, his father said his family was in “danger“ as the emotive issue of “gau hatya“ was being used to target them.

“My son was not even there. He reached the site much later,“ Tauseef Ahmad told TOI on Friday .“He (Haseeb) was just an onlooker and was unfairly dragged into the controversy . It is just that a few persons are nurturing enmity with our family because of the publicity we have got after Shami started playing for India. I had reported the issue to the DM a month ago. This (arrest) is the result of that. A term like `cow slaughter’ is being used to target us.“ Amroha DM Ved Prakash confirmed that Shami’s father had met him.

On Thursday , police had got a ip-off on a Rizwan Ahmad wanted in a cow slaughter case. At the site Haseeb allegedly prevented he cops from doing their job and even scuffled with a sub-inspector.

n the confusion, the accused fled.


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