Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 14: More than 200 cows were ushered into a government primary school in Sambhal district and locked in on Tuesday even when the classes were going on.
The incident took place in the Gonhat village. The farmers were upset as the stray cattle were destroying their crops, and they thought it best to lock them in the school.
On getting this information, the Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Virendra Pratap Singh rushed to the school and asked villagers to clear the premises of the cattle.
As the terrified students locked themselves in their classes, police had to be called in to pacify agitated farmers and the cattle were later moved out.
The BSA instructed the Station House Officer (SHO) of Hayathnagar police station to register an FIR against the villagers who put the children''s life in danger.
Additional BSA Rajendra Prasad said the villagers broke open the locked main gate of the school and moved animals inside the premises.
"As a large number of cattle entered the school premises, there was chaos all around and children playing in the ground ran for shelter.
According to the Headmaster Govardhan Singh, they somehow managed to lock around 80 children in classrooms to save them from cattle. The school has around 334 children enrolled with it.
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Mangaluru: A Belthangady resident Rawoof, who works as a helper at local Madrasa was on Monday in for a shock of his life when he was informed by his friends and relatives that his name was appearing in news channels and papers but for all the wrong reasons.
Rawoof on Monday received several calls from his friends and relatives informing him about his name appearing in news channels and papers calling to be a terrorist who made and received calls from Pakistan in Belthangady.
Reports were doing rounds in media that the NIA had arrested one terrorist from Belthangady for allegedly making and receiving satellite calls from Pakistan. Although the news was not verified or confirmed from any official sources or authority, media houses jumped to conclusion and soon name of Rawoof appeared in reports as the arrested terrorist.
After being informed by his friends and relatives, Rawoof immediately got in touch with Ullal MLA and senior Congress leader U T Khader who advised him to appear before Dakshina Kannada SP Laxmiprasad and to file a complaint in this regard at the earliest.
Rawoof appeared before Superintendent of Police and cleared his stance and added that he had no connection with Pakistan and that reports being shown in the media are untrue.
After verifying his details and backgrounds to the SP, Rawoof urged him to take strict action against the media houses who have casted him as a terrorist.
Rawoof also met Mangaluru Police Commissioner Dr. PS Harsha and informed him about the reports and added that the whole episode had caused mental harassment and torture to him.
Speaking to Vartha Bharati, Rawoof said "This whole thing has badly affected my mental peace. My family is being asked about my connections with Pakistan. All this, when I don't know anything about such stuff. The whole incident has disturbed me and my family completely".
He further added that he had faith on the police department who will take action against those found guilty.
MLA U T Khader also batted for action against media houses who casted Rawoof as terrorist even when the SP has confirmed that there is no criminal record and history of Rawoof.
Earlier in the day, SP Laxmiprasad had also rubbished the reports and had added that no such incident or case of satellite calls being made or received from Pakistan was reported nor the NIA had arrested any person in this regard.