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Posted by Times of India

AHMEDABAD: A truck was set ablaze by group of animal rights activists early on Tuesday. The youths reacted violently after intercepting a truck carrying 6 tonnes of beef near CTM Crossroads.

Two persons were apprehended from the spot and were taken to Ramol police station. According to Ramol police, a team of volunteers of an animal rights’ group intercepted the truck at 6 am on the basis of a tip-off.

“Driver of the truck stopped the truck at a distance from the spot, and tried to flee. However, they were caught by the group and were beaten up. The mob then set the truck ablaze with its fuel,” said a Ramol police official.

The situation at the spot turned tense after the recovery as the nearby residents also poured in to see what was happening. Additional police teams were rushed to the spot to keep the situation under control. Investigators said that the duo was identified as Iqbal Shaikh, 25, and Jafar Ibrahim Shaikh, 27, both residents of Halol.

The duo later registered a complaint against the mob for beating them up and setting their vehicle on fire. “We are now searching for the miscreants who assaulted them and set the truck on fire,” said a senior city police official.