GUWAHATI -- Police in Assam's Jorhat district have nabbed three persons, including a minor, for their alleged involvement in hurting religious sentiments by openly displaying beef in a market place, an official said on Thursday.
The police said the three nabbed in the case -- all construction workers -- had gone to a vegetable market in Gohain tekela area and while interacting with someone openly displayed the meat.
"Local people in the market objected to the open display... and lodged an FIR with the police complaining that it has hurt their religious sentiments," police said.
"Based on the FIR, we have arrested them and produced them in the court on Wednesday," the police official added.
The court remanded them to 14-days' judicial custody.
While the two adults were sent to Jorhat Jail, the minor was sent to a juvenile home in the town as per the court's order.
"When questioned, the three admitted that the meat was beef. However, we are also taking the help of the Animal Husbandry Department to ascertain whether the meat was beef or something else," the police said.
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