Two days after Yogi Adityanath took an oath to be the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, three meat shops have been set on fire by a mob in Hathras.
A report by the NDTV quoted the police as attributing the fire to 'anti-social elements'.
There have been protests in the area after the incident, the report added.
The 44-year old priest politician shut down two slaughterhouses on Monday, claiming them to be illegal. The BJP had also promised a complete ban on illegal slaughterhouses in the state, sending orders to police stations to take firm action against them.
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