Rajya Sabha witnessed uproar on Thursday over the Alwar issue with the Congress demanding a discussion on the same. Alwar resident Pehlu Khan was beaten up along with his sons and other Muslim dairy farmers on Saturday by a mob of cow vigilantes. He succumbed to his injuries on Monday leading to an outcry over increasing cow vigilantism.
Surprisingly. the government today outrightly denied of any such incident taking place. Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that no such incident has taken place.
After members from both the sides raised their voices, Deputy Chairperson PJ Kurien asked the government for the facts in the case. “I cannot go by the newspaper report,” he said.
He also asked the minister to get a detailed report from the Home Ministry. A discussion cannot take place until and unless the incident is being verified the government.
The police has registered a murder case against six persons and 200 unidentified people. Three people have reportedly been arrested by the police. Earlier, the cops had announced a reward of Rs 5,000 for anyone who provides information on each of six suspects identified so far.
Pehlu Khan, died at a hospital on April 3 after he was assaulted along with at least 15 others by cow vigilantes on the Alwar highway.
According to Alwar collector Mukhtanand Agarwal, Khan was transporting cows in six vehicles along with others. Also, the others who were attacked by cow vigilantes are in hospital and are undergoing treatment.
According to the Rajasthan Bovine Animal Act, 1995, the export of cows for slaughter is prohibited.