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UP man held for selling chicken on paper with Hindu gods photos

Last updated on: July 05, 2022 11:01 IST

A man was arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal for allegedly hurting religious sentiments by selling chicken on a piece of paper having pictures of Hindu deities, and also attacking a police team.

IMAGE: Talib Hussain was selling chicken from his shop on a piece of paper carrying a picture of a Hindu god and goddess. Photograph: @ivishalkaushik/Twitter

The incident took place on Sunday when some people complained that Talib Hussain was selling chicken from his shop on a piece of paper carrying a picture of a Hindu god and goddess, hurting their religious feeling, police said.

When a police team reached his shop, Hussain attacked them with a knife with an intention to kill, the FIR said.

He has been booked under IPC Sections 153-A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, place of birth, residence), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) and 307 (attempt to murder).

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