A Patiala court remanded Punjab Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar and his two accomplices to police custody on Sunday.
He was arrested in Vrindavan on Saturday for assault, wrongful restraint, sodomy, extortion and looting.
- Patiala-based Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar arrested by Punjab police from Vrindavan, UP, on charges of sodomy
- Charged under section 377 of IPC (unnatural sex), for allegedly sodomising cattle traders
- Three of his associates also arrested from Kurukshetra in Haryana
Police said Satish and his accomplices used to detain, loot, assault and sodomise the cattle traders.
Besides, Satish, police also arrested his aides Arun Kumar, alias Anu, and Kapil Kumar, alias Gauri, both residents of Rajpura.
A fortnight after he asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apologise for dubbing cow vigilantes “anti-socials”, Patiala-based Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar was arrested by Punjab police from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh on charges of sodomy. Three of his associates were also arrested from Kurukshetra in Haryana on Saturday.
Cops slapped section 377 of IPC (unnatural sex) on Satish on the basis of statements by two Saharanpur-based Muslim cattle traders before the sub-divisional judicial magistrate in Patiala. According to the statement, Satish along with other members had demanded Rs 30,000 from the two traders for allowing them to take their cattle-laden vehicles from Punjab to UP. When they refused, Satish and his men urinated on their faces, beat them up and filmed the act. They also asked the traders to drink the urine. “Kumar and his men also sodomised them,” it added.
The video of the incident had since gone viral on You-Tube and Facebook. Satish was on the run for the past two weeks after Punjab police booked him. Documents of three plots in Patiala and registration papers of three vehicles were seized from him