UP: Man nabbed for selling chicken on paper with Hindu deities, attacking cops

A Muslim roadside restaurant owner has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district for wrapping chicken in a newspaper carrying images of Hindu deities. As per police FIR, when a police team reached his shop, Talib Hussain attacked them with a knife with an intention to kill. 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). Workers at the restaurant insisted wrapping food items in newspapers is a common practice and Talib did not do this to hurt anyone. They added it was just a matter of chance that Talib used a newspaper carrying images of Hindu gods and goddesses. Watch this video for more details.

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