Jharkhand lynching: Two ‘gau rakshaks’ surrender

olice said Mishra and Verma were known to be involved in “cow protection” activities in the area. According to a police official, most of the others who were detained or questioned claimed that they were at the spot at the behest of the duo.

Written by Prashant Pandey | Ranchi | Updated: July 4, 2017 11:51 am
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TWO OF the main accused in the June 29 lynching of meat trader Alimuddin Ansari in Ramgarh surrendered before the Ramgarh district court on Monday. The men, identified as Deepak Mishra and Chhotu Verma, are reported to be prominent members of the local Gau Raksha Samiti. Police said they were among those who had “executed” the attack. Ten people have now been arrested in the case, including five of the 12 accused named in the FIR. Another five persons who were not named in the FIR have also been arrested. A local BJP leader is among those held.

According to the police, Mishra and Verma surrendered before the district court at around noon, following which they were sent to judicial custody. “They surrendered as the police had procured their arrest warrants and had obtained permission to attach their properties. If they had not surrendered today, we would have initiated the proceedings to attach their properties,” said Ramgarh SP Kishore Kaushal.

He said the duo were important functionaries of the Gau Raksha Samiti. While the video clips and photographs available with the police don’t show Mishra and Verma thrashing the victim, police said they beat him up and also instigated others. “They were not only involved in thrashing the victim… they are the ones who executed the attack,” said an official.

Police said Mishra and Verma were known to be involved in “cow protection” activities in the area. According to a police official, most of the others who were detained or questioned claimed that they were at the spot at the behest of the duo.

Police said five persons who were not named in the FIR have been arrested because they could not explain their presence at the spot. “Some lived 8-10 kilometres away from the spot, and could not explain why they were there. Besides, they were involved in raising slogans, ensuring that the victim did not escape and even beating him up,” said a police official.

“We are investigating the call records of the main accused to identify who informed the group and when. But it is clear that there was somebody following Ansari’s movement, and there was a clear plan to intercept him,” said the official.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Raghubar Das said that any outfit which disturbs peace is responsible for hampering development, and all sections of society must identify and report such elements to the police. The state home department also came out with advertisements in local dailies, urging people not to flout the law in the name of cow protection. It also pointed out that “killing cows” is a punishable offence.

Ansari was lynched in Bazar Tand area of Ramgarh town on June 29 for allegedly carrying beef in his vehicle. The mob also torched his vehicle.

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  1. R
    Jul 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm
    One killing immediately the accused arrested and some even having ruling BJP connections, as prest!tutes fondly love to call 'BJP' leader! This is real demonstration of rule of law. Tell us how many RJD, SP or congress connected thugs were arrested in so many cases involving them including second biggest mass murders after Nehru time 1947 Hindu/Sikh massacres and 1984 Sikk massacres by congress workers! Congress erased all evidence and even today the real masterminds are at large having regular visits/Tea in Sonia/Raul homes! Governments cant prevent some incidents like these but can always act to deter such future incidents as BJP has shown.
    1. U
      Jul 4, 2017 at 3:59 pm
      And was modi and amit shah convicted of 2002 Gujarat Riots. ed bhakt just domt try to twist teh facts to defend the person whom u like to suck the di ck of aka feku
    2. S
      Jul 4, 2017 at 12:07 pm
      Any organisation to sustain to work and sustain need finances, Can anyone guess who provided capital for these thugs Gaurakshaks to carry on these Lynchings?How do they prosper?Who are their leaders?Who these criminals gau rakshaks serve?A bovine is purchased at Government market in Rajasthan with proper papers, How these Saffron Criminals get information in Haryana? Agents at Cattle market, few Police personnels, few Godmen's and Political leaders all work hand in glove to commit crimes as they know nothing will happen as all the powerful arms of society are with them dians rise before Eshwars wrath engulf us all.
      1. V
        Jul 4, 2017 at 12:04 pm
        It is good that the accused have surrendered. Law will take its own course. The lynching news coverage is getting a bit distorted as if lynching is due to anti-..this and that reasons. While lynching has to be condemned and law should take action, it is equally important that "why some are bent upon breaking the law by being cruel to cows, taking cows for illegal slaughter and or carrying illegally slaughtered beef.". If they could earlier with impunity due to connivance of officials - it cannot be claimed as a right. Press would also speak about the need to fall in line with the law of the land while condemning lynching.
        1. Damodar Biswal
          Jul 4, 2017 at 12:01 pm
          Tough police action should be taken against all those who were involved in lynching.No political consideration please.Any leniency on political consideration will make no difference between corrupt political parties n BJP.
          1. S
            Jul 4, 2017 at 11:58 am
            This saffron leaders has lost Humanity long back, th eday they joined RSS/VHP affiliated BJP.They are heel bent to destroy holy name of Lord Rama and Hinduism worldwide for sake of Power and money.BJP do not represent Hindus , BJP do not represent sublime, Divine Hinduism.BJP churn's criminals bigots, when they strike with terror , PM,CM etc.keeps deafening silence,signalling all their behind the scene support. If this is RamRajya where right to dissent, freedom, equality, brotherhood is denied, we Indians should raise rebellion and cease to be part of devilish plot of BJP.
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