A man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by selling chicken on a piece of paper having pictures of Hindu deities, and also attacking a police team.
The incident took place on Sunday when some people complained that Talib Hussain was selling chicken from his shop on a piece of paper carrying a picture of a Hindu god and goddess, hurting their religious feeling, the police told news agency Press Trust of India.
When a police team reached his shop, Talib Hussain allegedly attacked them with a knife with an intention to kill, the FIR or police case stated, according to Press Trust of India.
प्रकरण के सम्बन्ध में थाना सम्भल पर सुसंगत धाराओं में अभियोग पंजीकृत कर आरोपी को गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है, अन्य वैधानिक कार्यवाही की जा रही है ।— SAMBHAL POLICE (@sambhalpolice) July 4, 2022
Talib Hussain has been charged under IPC Sections 153-A [promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence], 295-A [deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs] and 307 [attempt to murder].
An investigation is being carried out. More details awaited.
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