Ramgarh lynching: Gau rakshak followed Ansari for 15 km, was in touch with key accused

Police said that Raj Kumar, suspected to be a “newly recruited” member of the local gau raksha samiti, followed Ansari from the time he left a market 15 km from Ramgarh town on June 29.

Written by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Updated: July 8, 2017 10:01 am
jharkhand lynching, jharkhand beef lynching, jharkhand muslims lynching, gau raksha, cow vigilantism, cow protection, beef lynching, india news Eleven people have so far been arrested in the case, including the BJP’s district media in-charge and the main accused, Deepak Mishra and Chhotu Verma (pictured).

Eight days after a meat trader was lynched in Jharkhand’s Ramgarh district, police announced the arrest of a man who followed the victim on the day of the killing, kept the key accused informed about his movement and joined in the assault that led to the death of Alimuddin Ansari.

Police said that Raj Kumar, suspected to be a “newly recruited” member of the local gau raksha samiti, followed Ansari from the time he left a market 15 km from Ramgarh town on June 29. Kumar was detained on Wednesday and sent to judicial custody on Thursday, said police.

Police also said that lab tests on samples of meat recovered from Ansari’s Maruti van after the assault have confirmed that it was beef. They said the group that attacked Ansari had earlier complained that he had “ferried prohibited meat many times”.

Eleven people have so far been arrested in the case, including the BJP’s district media in-charge and the main accused, Deepak Mishra and Chhotu Verma, both linked to the local gau raksha samiti.

According to police, Kumar is a resident of Chitarpur under the Rajrappa police station area in Ramgarh. “The main accused gave him the number of Ansari’s van and asked him to follow the vehicle. Call records reveal that Mishra and Verma were in touch with Kumar all along,” said Ramgarh SP Kishore Kaushal.

“According to call records, Kumar was in touch with Mishra and Verma from around 7.30 am on June 29. For almost two hours, he followed them, informing the other two about his location. The others then gathered at a spot near Bazar Tand, where they intercepted Ansari at around 9.30 am and started beating him,” said DySP V K Chowdhary.

According to sources, Mishra claimed during questioning that he had hit Ansari only twice, and that a mob that gathered there took over. “The group used a police baton to hit Ansari, which led to serious injuries,” said a local officer, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The officer said that the accused had tried to get Ansari arrested earlier on charges of transporting beef but did not succeed.

“A few days before Eid, Verma and Mishra had raised this issue during a peace committee meeting at the Ramgarh police station. They alleged that people were ferrying beef across the city and police were not able to stop them. They were assured that action would be taken. A few days before the lynching, two persons were arrested for cattle smuggling after a tip-off from this group. But on the day they waylaid Ansari, they did not inform police,” said the officer.

“Ansari was aware of these complaints but continued to buy prohibited meat and sell it in different areas. He had a criminal record,” said the officer.

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    Ani C
    Jul 9, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    Jai Sree Ram....... The Muslim are destroying our motherland INDIA...... These Gau rakshak are the Heroes who bleeded these Anti-social Muslims to death..... Continue Brothers of India to kill and these s to throw them out of India..... I am joining you soon to drink the blood of these Muslim at supper...... Jai Sree Ram......
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      Radha Krishna
      Jul 9, 2017 at 11:53 pm
      Ani, you RSS members are only reason of every communal riots. Shut your dirty mouth. This is not only Hindu land but is similar for other religions and you should keep in your mind. Don't spread the communalism.
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      manish
      Jul 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm
      In India we call buffalo meet as beef as well as cow meat. And police as expected tries to blame the victim and to get the accused sympathy. Is it a case of murder only if the person was not carrying beef? What was the need to get the report on meat and how is that relevant to murder case? Police under BJP govt always justifies murders in this way and by not recording evidences correctly and leaving loopholes in enquiry to favor the accused. Ye y accused shakal se hi gunday lag rahe hain. Will you BJP supporters who are commenting on this will allow such people to even enter your homes? i certainly won't. so stop encouraging them to satisfy your prejudiced biased hatred against muslims and for satisfying your ideological mentors like rss bjp etc. Ohterwise a day will come when these same people will tell you what to wear, who to marry and will start to treat ladies in your families in ways you wont like and such people will make life for your families as well on road.
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        Roby Mani
        Jul 8, 2017 at 12:56 pm
        Buffalo meat is also beef. The police do not say whether it is Buffalo meat or cow meat. There is no ban on slaughter of buffalo but the ban is only for slaughter or cows. Is there any illegality in his having transported buffalo meat. Further does transporting of meat whether buffalo or cow bestow the right with the cow rakshaks to kill a man? Modi is playing a double game. On one side he and his party give a free hand to the cow rakshaks to kill Muslims, (as all these lynchings are to create a communal rift )and on the other side talks as if he is genuinely disturbed by what is happening in the country in the name of the cow.
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          deepak
          Jul 8, 2017 at 12:38 pm
          So we are in a country now , where if you eat or carry beef you risk your death by the so called Gau rakshaks who wouldn't even wait for a justification all in the name of religion. So i follow the same religion , but i have never heard of some goon gang killing people in the name of what they prefer to eat. absolute vandalism. And the government has successfully designed the strategy of divide and rule and these puppets are acting their part with prime diligence .
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            Ani C
            Jul 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm
            If you are soo in same religion.......Why are you accusing BJP......... Where was your sympathy for the Hindus who were killed in this country by the violence of these Muslim mother er community....... Remember first to recall the history which you ing psedusecular have lynched,raped ,killed the Hindus......then come and post you rascal pseudosecular comments.......
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              Radha Krishna
              Jul 9, 2017 at 11:59 pm
              Ani don't become Arnab go swami. Do you have any evidence what you mentioned in above statement. Why you peoples are spreading communalism. I know you have dirty mind. Don't dirty complete environment.
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            M. AHMAD
            Jul 8, 2017 at 12:24 pm
            IT SEEMS POLICE IS ALSO INCITING AND SUPPORTING GAURAKSHAK IN THEIR CRIMINAL ACT. AS ANSARI WAS FERRIED MEAT FROM MARKET, WHY NOT POLICE TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE PEOPLE IN MARKET. SOME HOW POLICE LIE THE TRUTH ABOUT INCIDENT.
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              chitta
              Jul 8, 2017 at 12:10 pm
              Hindus are afraid of growing Muslim ppulation and Muslims power. So Hindu are jumping here and there.
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                Rajveer Singh
                Jul 8, 2017 at 9:56 am
                It was shocking to know that India is second largest exporter of beef(cow meat). All international b s in Europe like next, Clark , st.michal etc is full of Indian shoes made of leather clearly written cow leather. Is this not hypocrisy. In India these illiterate goons don't know what's happening.
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                  Amit gupta
                  Jul 8, 2017 at 10:27 am
                  It seems you are the illiterate one. Cruel person like you take proud in killing animals like ISIS takes proud in killing human beings. Only little difference.
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                    chitta
                    Jul 8, 2017 at 10:46 am
                    Why Hindus not raise your voice when chicken are slaughtered. Aren't chicken animals.?? Do Hindus God allowed them to eat chicken but not cow.
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                      Antony
                      Jul 8, 2017 at 11:50 am
                      Hello chaddi Gupta , your gau rakshaks killed humans in the name of animal protection . So what is the difference between them and Isis ?
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                      Acchut
                      Jul 8, 2017 at 11:04 am
                      India export cows to Bangladesh where they make leather shoes and exports dem back to India. These shameless hindutva people wear shoes made out of their mothers skin. LMAO
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                      chitta
                      Jul 8, 2017 at 9:36 am
                      Hindus showing their power because they are in majority. Let Muslims gain some majority than they will show Real power.
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                        Ani C
                        Jul 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm
                        Start dreaming from today..... Mother er s Muslims maggots..... We have understand your Hippocracy...... The world wants to wipe off you rascal Islamic s...... Because of you s mother ers Muslims ,third world war will come soon.....
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                          Radha Krishna
                          Jul 10, 2017 at 12:16 am
                          Change your mind which is full of .
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