Beef row: Kashmiri students were arrested as precautionary measure, says Rajasthan Minister

Rajasthan Minister R Rathore on Thursday said the four Kashmiri students of Mewar University, who were arrested following rumours that they had cooked beef in their collge hostel room, have been released after questioning.

Last Updated: Mar 17, 2016, 11:01 AM IST
Beef row: Kashmiri students were arrested as precautionary measure, says Rajasthan Minister
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Jaipur: Rajasthan Minister R Rathore on Thursday said the four Kashmiri students of Mewar University, who were arrested following rumours that they had cooked beef in their collge hostel room, have been released after questioning.

Rathore termed the arrest of the students as a precautionary measure.

“It was just a precautionary measure, the students were released respectfully,” the Rajasthan Minister said.

Four Kashmiri students were arrested following rumours that they had cooked beef in their hostel room in a private university in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district.

Police said the students were allegedly manhandled by some others students and locals after the rumours spread but prima facie the meat was not found to be beef.

The incident occurred on Monday night when the rumour spread that the Kashmiri students were cooking beef in the hostel room.

Soon after some students as well as locals assembled in front of the Mewar University and demanded action against them.

Police rushed to the site and arrested four students under section 151 of CrPC (Arrest to prevent commission of cognizable offences).

Chittorgarh SP Prasanna Khamesara said that the 'beef cooking' rumour by Kashmiri students was spread by the some michief mongers adding that they have sent the meat for forensic test just to be sure.

Last year, a man was lynched by a mob while his son received severe injuries in Dadri district of Uttar Pradesh over rumour that a cow was slaughtered and beef was stored in his house.