Pehlu Khan II: Rajasthan Minister accepts inability to stop ‘every incident’

ALWAR: Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria has said that there is not enough manpower in the state to control every situation in all cities in time.
Responding to the recent gruesome incident of cow vigilantism, Kataria said, “We don’t have enough manpower to control every situation in all cities in time. Strict action against the culprit, be it Hindu or Muslim,” he asserted.
“The body has been sent for the post-mortem. A case has been registered. One suspect has been taken into the person,” Kataria told ANI adding five others could also be involved in the incident.
Kataria’s comment came after the body of a 35-year-old man was found near railway tracks in Rajasthan‘s Alwar district.
On Sunday, three Muslim youth were allegedly beaten up by suspected ‘Gau Rakshaks’ in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on the pretest that they were transporting cows.
One of them was died of a bullet wound while two of his relatives were injured after being thrashed. 42-year-old Tahir Muhammad got admitted to a hospital with severed injuries whereas the other, 28-year-old Javed Khan is missing.
Ummar Muhammad, hailing from Ghatmika village in Bharatpur district belongs to the Meo community.
This is second such ghastly incident in Alwar in past seven months.
In April this year, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan from Haryana was lynched by suspected cow vigilantes in Alwar while he was transporting cattle, triggering a nationwide outrage.
The Mewat region is known for rearing cows and now “self-proclaimed cow sympathisers” of various right wing outfits are targeting those who rear cows, the social activist said.
The head of Meo community panchayat, Sher Mohammad, said that even if Umar Khan was involved in cow smuggling, there are laws to deal with smugglers. “Who has given the cow vigilantes the right to take the law into own hands. Police should act against cow vigilantes,” he said.
Cow vigilantism and mob lynching is on its verge in several states across the country.