Tension prevailed in two villages in Mathura after cattle carcasses were reportedly found in Kosi Kalan area on Sunday, following which additional police force was deployed, officials said.
District Magistrate Sarvagya Ram Mishra said on Monday that an FIR was registered against the unidentified persons and efforts were being made to arrest those responsible.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (Chhata) Jagdish Kaliraman said that additional police force was deployed in some areas before the situation could spin out of control, as directed by senior officials.
The carcasses were sent for examination to a veterinary hospital, he said.
In another incident, a resident of Janakpuri lodged a complaint, alleging that some people were smuggling cows in a vehicle, police said.
The man claimed that he was travelling in a car when he saw the vehicle and tried to stop it, but instead the vehicle tried to ram into his car.
The vehicle overturned some metres away.
While some of its occupants managed to escape, the man and his friends were able to catch one of them, Shahid , a resident of Arnia in Bulandshahr.
Senior Superintendent of Police Babloo Kumar said that a body was also found near the vehicle in the morning, which Shahid identified as his cousin, Munna.
A case was registered and a probe is underway, the officer said.
News credit : indiatoday