Khan and his companions — including his sons Irshad and Aarif — were attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway for transporting cattle on April 1, 2017. Khan died two days later, with the incident sparking a huge public furore.
According to a statement, the arrested people were among a mob who dragged four elederly persons, including two women, out of their houses in Nagar-Siskari village and beat them to death in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
At a meeting of the Commission held in Lucknow, the Chief Minister instructed that if a person takes cows from one place to another then “Gau Sewa Aayog should provide him the certificate and take responsibility of his security arrangements so that incidents like mob lynching do not happen”, a government spokesperson said.
In the memorandum submitted through Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Deepak Kumar, on Friday, the Morcha has demanded stringent action against the culprits. It has also demanded that attacks on Muslims should be stopped.
The vigilantes have mostly got away with what they did. Inevitably, now that Narendra Modi’s mandate is bigger than the one that he got last time, many of his supporters see it is as sanction for them to carry on with their violent activities.
Police said a case was registered against those injured after a complaint by the accused villagers. “We have registered a case against the three injured under The Jharkhand Bovine Animal Prohibition of Slaughter Act,” said M L Meena, ADG (operations).
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