Indian mob set van on fire after beef suspicion

03:15 PM | 6 Oct, 2015
Indian mob set van on fire after beef suspicion
MUMBAI (Web Desk) - A van was set on fire in Maharashtra by a mob of over 100 people after they suspected that it was carrying beef.

Later, the police confirmed that preliminary investigations indicated that it was indeed carrying around 100 kg of beef, the NDTV reported.


The sale and consumption of beef is illegal in Maharashtra.

Read more: Hindu mob kills Muslim man for allegedly eating beef in India

The van was travelling from Ahmednagar to Aurangabad district on Sunday night when it was stopped at Aurangabad's at Savkheda village by the locals following an argument with the driver.

"They stopped the van and checked it and it appeared to them that the meat was beef and they set it on fire," confirmed Mr Navinchandra Reddy, Aurangabad's Superintendent of Police.


The van was partially damaged in fire but the driver was unharmed, police said.

Read more: 12 Kashmiris injured in clash with Indian police over beef ban

Police officers added that a case has been registered against unknown people for burning the vehicle.

A case has also been registered against the driver for transporting beef.

The row over beef has become a political issue since a Muslim man was lynched in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri on September 28 following rumours that he stored and consumed beef.

The writer is a member of the staff.


Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 19 July 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 19, 2024 (Friday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 278.9 for buying and 280.8 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.15.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.65.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 278.9 280.8
Euro EUR 301.25 303.15
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.4 77.15
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.65 74.37
Australian Dollar AUD 184.55 186.35
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.75 205.75
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.43
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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