The Rajasthan Congress on Friday met Governor Kalyan Singh and demanded a CBI probe into the Alwar lynching case in which five people were beaten up by cow vigilantes and one succumbed to his injuries.
In a memorandum submitted to the governor, the Congressmen said that those involved in the inhuman act are allegedly related to BJP or associated parties.
The delegation, led by Sachin Pilot, stated that there is the Rajasthan Bovine Animal Act, 1995, and necessary action could have been taken under it. No one, be it cow smugglers or vigilantes, has the right to violate law.
“In the incident, police action and statements of the home minister show that efforts are being made to protect the culprits. In the probe, points such as whether it was a milch cow, taken to slaughter or animal husbandry, when it was purchased from the cattle market and had ravvana receipt have been raised. Then why it is considered to be smuggled. What was the role of the municipal corporation officials in buying and selling bovines? It should be probed,” Pilot said.
He said that the victims are not satisfied with the way the investigation is progressing and that’s why we want a CBI probe.
“Who is protecting these people, why are the police so scared of taking action against those who are allegedly close to the ruling party? I think in the name of cow protection, export, smuggling, beef etc, a lot of terror is being installed in the hearts of people, which is unacceptable. There is a cow protection act, there is a law, we all abide by it, if anyone deviates from it – he or she must be taken to task,” said Pilot.
He further said, “20 days have passed, but the chief minister has not assured the victims family or the people of Rajasthan that justice will prevail. This Sadhvi, who had gone to meet the alleged perpetrator, has called him Bhagat Singh.”
“On one side the prime minister says that these Gau Rakshaks are doing Gau pooja in the morning and are Gunda Mawali at night but in BJP-ruled states no one is taking any action against this sort of lawlessness,” he said.