27/04/2017 11:13 PM IST | Updated 27/04/2017 11:13 PM IST

People For Animals Activist Arrested In Connection With Attack On Cattle Traders In Delhi's Kalkaji Area

Three men were transporting 14 buffaloes in a truck when they were attacked.

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NEW DELHI -- People For Animals (PFA) activist Gaurav Gupta on Thursday was arrested by police in connection with assault on three cattle traders in Delhi's Kalkaji incident.

Earlier this week, Gupta denied any association with the Kalkaji 'vigilante attack', where three men transporting buffaloes in the national capital were allegedly assaulted.

Talking to ANI, Gupta said neither the PFA nor any NGO has to do anything with this.

Gupta said he tipped off the police about ferrying of the buffaloes to the Ghazipur slaughterhouse in east Delhi, following which the assault occurred.

Meanwhile, the victim said the people who assaulted them were from some NGO.

According to reports, the Delhi Police had earlier in the day arrested a 32-year-old man for assaulting three men who were transporting buffaloes in the national capital.

Shashank Sharma, the accused, was part of a group of 10-12 people that allegedly attacked Rizwan, Kamil and Ashu, who were transporting 14 buffaloes in a truck in south Delhi.

On Sunday, Delhi Police had said that the three men were transporting the animals for legal slaughter, but still arrested Rizwan, Kamil and Ashu under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. The three were later released on bail.

The three men were transporting 14 buffaloes in a truck to east Delhi's Ghazipur mandi when they were stopped.

The victims have been identified as Rizwan (25), Ashu (28) and Kamil (25).

Currently, a case has been registered against them under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

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