BJP leader booked in Jharkhand for ‘inciting cow vigilantes’

A 60-year-old man was attacked in Giridih after a dead cow was found outside his house on June 27. Another man was ‘beaten to death’ in Ramgarh after he was accused of ‘carrying beef’ two days later. Rai allegedly advocated a similar response in Pakur.

By: Express News Service | Ranchi | Updated: July 2, 2017 3:42 am
bjp leader booked, cow vigilantism, lynching, gau rakshaks, cow violence, india news, indian express news BJP leader Hisabi Rai was booked after over 50 people from the Muslim community filed a complaint against him on Friday.

A BJP leader has been booked in Jharkhand’s Pakur district for allegedly inciting cow vigilantism. Police said Hisabi Rai was booked after over 50 people from the Muslim community filed a complaint against him on Friday.

The complainants cited a screenshot of Rai’s WhatsApp chat in which he allegedly incited violence. “Following the complaint, which has been signed by a large number of people, an FIR under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Information Technology Act has been registered against him. The complaint includes screenshots of the leader’s WhatsApp chats with some people,’’ said sub-divisional police officer (Pakur), Shravan Kumar.

Sources said Rai’s chats pertained to mob violence like those in Giridih and Ramgarh. He allegedly advocated a similar response in Pakur. A 60-year-old man was attacked in Giridih after a dead cow was found outside his house on June 27. Another man was ‘beaten to death’ in Ramgarh after he was accused of ‘carrying beef’ two days later.

Rai denied the allegations. “I have never had any such conversation. I am a BJP worker and have been a bal sawayamsewak (child volunteer) of RSS,’’ he said, adding, “It’s a case of somebody hacking my phone and the reason is entirely political.”

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    Abansal Spslt
    Jul 2, 2017 at 7:13 pm
    This incident shows that if the citizens stand with the victims and we can win.
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      Patriot
      Jul 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm
      Ab bata apni 56 inch ki dastan by ounishing your iwn karyakarta. 56 inch ka seena batata hy aur patni ko ke chala jata hy.
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        Raj
        Jul 2, 2017 at 12:57 pm
        Gutless s
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          chitta
          Jul 2, 2017 at 10:24 am
          Hindus want to divide India in the name of cow. Hindus are afraid of growing Muslim ppulation and Muslims power.
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            George Cruz
            Jul 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm
            What kind of Muslim power????? Power to commit terror/killing based on the holy book???
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            jk
            Jul 2, 2017 at 9:15 am
            56 inch ka seena chuha ban gaya ..
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              chitta
              Jul 2, 2017 at 10:22 am
              India needs andhi of Rahul Ga ndhi. Only he can save India.
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                Kamal Pasha
                Jul 2, 2017 at 1:32 pm
                Chitta : BJP has already destroyed the peace and respect of India. This lot is not well educated or respectable and are all Goondaas and corrupt. India need Congress as soon as possible.
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              Anoop
              Jul 2, 2017 at 6:53 am
              Hacking. That is what thse goons are doing. Hopefully law takes it course and sets an examole for these so call vigilantes
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