Beef search on train: Gauraksha leader warns SP on arrests, threatens riots

In a purported audio tape of the conversation, Rajpurohit alias Tiger, who is the main accused in the 2013 riots, has accused the police of partisan action against Hindus.

Written by Milind Ghatwai | Bhopal | Updated: January 17, 2016 9:31 am
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AFTER THE arrest of two Gauraksha Samiti activists for the alleged attack on a Muslim couple at Khirkiya railway station, Surendra Singh Rajpurohit, a right-wing activist who formed the Gauraksha Commando Force a few years ago, has reportedly warned Harda Superintendent of Police Prembabu Sharma to be ready for a repeat of “September 2013”, when the town saw largescale riots over cow slaughter rumours.

In a purported audio tape of the conversation, Rajpurohit alias Tiger, who is the main accused in the 2013 riots, has accused the police of partisan action against Hindus.

Listen to the audio clip of Harda SP being threatened by Gauraksha Commando Force:

“We won’t sit idle if the interests of Hindus are harmed. Either the police have sold themselves out or they have forgotten 2013,’’ he says, warning Sharma that he will back his words with action.

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Telling Rajpurohit not to threaten him, SP Sharma purportedly says, “Even if I die, I won’t let the riots take place again.’’ When contacted, Sharma admitted that he had received a call from Rajpurohit, but claimed that the conversation did not amount to a “threat’’. He declined to give further details.

Named in nearly a dozen cases of arson and rioting, Rajpurohit is currently out on bail. As reported by The Indian Express, a Muslim couple was reportedly assaulted by at least seven members of the Gauraksha Samiti at Khirkiya railway station on Wednesday when they objected to their luggage being searched on suspicion that they were carrying beef.

Police said the right-wing activists claimed to have seized “beef” from a bag during the “raid” on the general compartment of the Kushinagar Express, before laboratory tests proved it was buffalo meat.

More than 40 right-wing activists were allegedly involved in the September 2013 riots in Khirkiya-Chhipbad after the carcass of a cow was found in a field. The Gauraksha Samiti had alleged that the cow was slaughtered, but the Veterinary Hospital, Khirkiya, later said the animal had died after consuming polythene bags.

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    Haren
    Jan 17, 2016 at 12:55 am
    Is this main news or Start up India is main issue. Why playing with communal cards.
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      indian
      Jan 17, 2016 at 3:19 am
      Any news about the 1 lakh minority religion rioting mob in malda?
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        Amit
        Jan 17, 2016 at 1:08 am
        The Indian Express - Journalism of Hypocrisy and Double Standards
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          K S
          Jan 17, 2016 at 5:47 pm
          Chori to chori uppar se seenazori.
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            Kiran
            Jan 17, 2016 at 2:32 am
            Look at the priorities of Indian express. What is more important ? An isolated incident of om guys searching for beef OR a carefully planned and executed Communal riot where thousands of muslims in Bengal, who got organized by an MP in Bihar, burned hundreds of Hindu homes and a police station. IE carefully covered up the second news for weeks until it was exposed widely in socia media. Whereas the first news was manufactured and ran as headlines for days, even when it was not headline newsworthy. Indian express should be renamed as islamic Express. Nowadays it is nauseating to read your paper.
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              Ahmed
              Jan 17, 2016 at 3:52 pm
              By the way who made this illiterate cowards as commandos.?!! Where r these gauraksha ppl wen old cows(abandoned by their owners for not giving milk) eating garbage and plastic on streets and sleeping on roads ?
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                Vikrant
                Jan 17, 2016 at 7:16 am
                Hindus are being taken for granted. Jihadis are gaining ground across the country and sickulars are delibrately turning blind eye and not reporting dangers posed by these jihadis. Any part of India no action can be taken against any Jihadi venom spewing anti hindu nperson either in the name of secularism or freedom.of speech. Times are worse than when Mughals ruled. Today even shivaji would have been called communal and threat.
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                  Vikrant
                  Jan 17, 2016 at 8:19 am
                  What is the percentage of pressudes and sickulars?
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