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Suspects detained, CM assures strict action

Jaipur: The Rajasthan Police has detained one of the named accused in connection with the death of two Muslim men from the state whose charred bodies were found in a car in Haryana after they were allegedly abducted by cow vigilantes, police said on Friday.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot condemned the incident and said police have been directed to take strict action in the matter. On behalf of the state government, Minister of State for Education Zahida Khan had reached Ghatmeeka village to meet the family members.

“It is a heinous crime and an unfortunate incident. Our Chief Minister is sensitive and had alerted the police last night, because of which one has been detained,” said Khan in Bharatpur.

She said that it has been decided to provide a contractual job to the family member, Rs 15 lakh by the government, Rs 5 lakh from the MLA (Zahida Khan), Rs 50,000 by the panchayat samiti Pradhan. The minister said that the children will be sent to a residential school for studies and the families will be given benefits under the Indira housing scheme. She added that a delegation will meet the CM on Saturday.

“One of the named accused has been detained along with half a dozen others are being interrogated. Those named in the FIR are associated with the Bajrang Dal but whether they were involved in the crime or not is yet to be ascertained,” Inspector General of Police, Bharatpur range, Gaurav Srivastava said.

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