Activists of Gau Raksha Dal thrashed two men in full public glare accusing them of taking cows for slaughtering. The incident took place  in Adarsh Mandi area of Shamli district on Monday.

The two men, Shamshad and Shahjad, have been arrested by the police while action is also being initiated against all those involved in the assault.

Confirming of the arrests, Shamli Superintendent of Police Dinesh Singh said the action was taken on the complaint of Gau Raksha Dal activists.

He said action would also be taken against the Dal members who were involved in the assault, adding that no one can had the right to take law in their hands.

He said Anuj Bansal had been identified as the leader of the Dal who was involved in the thrashing, adding that the police were in the process of identifying the other accused.

The incident was reported on Monday when some members of the Gau Raksha Dal led by Bansal spotted a vehicle carrying cows on the Muzaffarnagar road in Adarsh Mandi area.

The vehicle had four men travelling in it. When the Dal members tried to stop the vehicle, two of them reportedly ran away and the group caught hold of Shamshaad and Shahjad.

They beat up the duo using leather belts in full public view, alleging that they were taking the cows for slaughtering.

The duo was then handed over to the police and a case was registered at Adarsh Mandi police station.