Prime accused in cattle assault case arrested
Delhi Police on Thursday arrested Gaurav Gupta, a 33-year-old resident of Rajender Nagar, Ghaziabad, for assaulting three cattle traders near Kalkaji on April 22.
Gupta claims to be a member of People for Animals (PFA), though the animal rights group has denied that he has anything to do with them. The organisation also denied any involvement in the assault.
"We have arrested Gaurav Gupta in the assault case of April 22, in which three cattle traders were assaulted near Kalkaji. The sections under which he was arrested are 323/341/34 of IPC," said Romil Baniya, DCP South East.
Gaurav Gupta has reportedly been associated with a number of raids in Delhi, claiming to be a member of PFA, and has a history of vigilantism in the name of animal right activism.
The cops are still investigating whether he is indeed associated with PFA. Gupta received bail late on Thursday hours after his arrest.
Earlier, a resident of Rohini has also been arrested in this connection. Shashank Sharma (32) was arrested after the police made local inquiries.
The cattle traders have claimed that they were attacked by 15-20 people. The cops have arrested two in the case so far.