Rajasthan Assembly rocked by Alwar lynching by cow vigilantes

RSTV Bureau
Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress Chief Sachin Pilot with former Alwar MP Jitendra Singh and other leaders submitting a memorandum to Governor Kalyan Singh on Alwar lynching case, at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur on Friday. PTI Photo

Jaipur: Rajasthan Congress Chief Sachin Pilot with former Alwar MP Jitendra Singh and other leaders submitting a memorandum to Governor Kalyan Singh on Alwar lynching case, at Raj Bhawan in Jaipur on Friday. PTI Photo

On Monday, Rajasthan Assembly witnessed ruckus over the issue of Pehlu Khan, who was allegedly killed by cow vigilantes in Alwar district in Rajasthan.

During the Zero Hour, after the Opposition Congress raised the issue of crumbling law and order in the state, leader of the Opposition in the House, Rameshwar Dudi alleged that Bajrang Dal and VHP activists had thrashed Khan when he was transporting cows.

The allegation led to an uproar and members from both BJP and the Opposition Congress created ruckus and levelled charges against each other.

Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria said that the government was prompt to take action in the matter as the FIR was lodged against the accused under section 308 of IPC (attempt to commit culpable homicide) instead of 323 of IPC (causing hurt) on the very first day of the incident.

New Delhi: File photo of Alwar victim Pehlu Khan's mother Ankuri Beegam and other family members at a dharna demanding justice for him, at Jantar Mantar in new Delhi. PTI Photo

New Delhi: File photo of Alwar victim Pehlu Khan’s mother Ankuri Beegam and other family members at a dharna demanding justice for him, at Jantar Mantar in new Delhi. PTI Photo

Deputy Speaker Rao Rajendra Singh told the Congress MLAs that they should stay assured that the government will take action against those responsible. Unsatisfied with the assurance, the protesting Congress members and trooped to the Well of the House.

As the din continued, the Deputy Speaker adjourned the House for an hour.

Pehlu Khan and four others were attacked allegedly by the cow vigilantes in Alwar’s Behror while they were on their way to Haryana after purchasing cattle in Rajasthan’s Ramgarh on April 1.

55-year-old Khan succumbed to his injuries at a hospital on April 3.

The local police has arrested several persons in connection with the alleged smuggling and the killing.

(With inputs from PTI)