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Posted at: Apr 21, 2017, 6:48 PM; last updated: Apr 21, 2017, 6:48 PM (IST)

Congress demands CBI probe into Alwar lynching incident

Congress demands CBI probe into Alwar lynching incident
Cow vigilantes assault an old man in Alwar district. ANI file

Our Correspondent

Jaipur, April 21

The Congress on Friday demanded a CBI probe into the Alwar lynching incident in which one Pehlu Khan was beaten to death allegedly by cow vigilantes earlier this month.

PCC president Sachin Pilot on Friday met Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh at Raj Bhawan and submitted a memorandum to him. 

The Congress alleged that the law and order situation was getting worst and criminals in the garb of cow protectors were taking advantage to beat innocent people.

Since Rajasthan’s economy is based on animal husbandry there is movement of cattle for different fares in the state, Pilot said.

It is highly deplorable that the ruling BJP leaders and its frontal organisations are glorifying the incident.

A Sadhavi in her video released yesterday demanded to give martyr’s status to “killers”.

Home Minister GC Kataria was making misleading statements and Chief Minister is silent, Pilot said.

The Leader of Opposition in state Assembly Rameshwar Dudi also demanded resignation of Home Minister Kataria or appealed to the Chief Minister to sack him.

Dudi also demanded a ban on VHP and Bajrang Dal, and in retaliation these organisations burnt the effigy of Dudi at Collectorate Circle. 

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had also taken cognisance of the matter and sent notices to the Centre and Rajasthan Government and sought reports in four weeks.

The incident occurred at Behror, near Alwar city, when 15 persons who were transporting cows in a mini truck were attacked by cow vigilantes and brutally beaten.

Pehlu Khan, 55, succumbed to his injuries in a private hospital.

The police have also registered a case related to cow smuggling against ten persons. 

Alwar police has so far arrested five persons for their alleged involvement in thrashing Khan and his companions under various Sections of the IPC. 

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