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Maneka’s animal rights group attacked

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) An animal welfare group headed by member of parliament Maneka Gandhi Saturday alleged that a group of butchers opened fire on its team that had stopped 10 trucks attempting to smuggle cows in east Delhi’s Madhu Vihar area late Friday night.

‘A group of butchers opened fire at the team of People for Animal Group amongst which a TV reporter was injured and their camera snatched,’ Gandhi wrote in a letter to the Delhi Lt. Governor Tejinder Khanna, seeking action against the assailants.

‘I demand an inquiry into the incident and the shutting down of a hotbed of crime,’ she said.

‘Such open criminal activity which has happened in the constituency of the son of the Delhi chief minister is to be condemned. The Ghazipur slaughterhouse has become a shelter for criminals who openly claim protection from the local police and the MP and use guns and knives with impunity,’ Gandhi wrote in the letter.

According to the NGO, they tried contacting the local police for help but no one turned up at the spot despite several calls.

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