A Rajasthan court on Saturday sent one accused to police remand for five days in connection with the alleged abduction and murder of two men by cow vigilantes, while Haryana authorities moved to cancel the arms licence of Monu Manesar who is among the four evading arrest in the case. The family members of Nasir (25) and Junaid alias Juna (35), residents of Ghatmeeka village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan whose charred bodies were found inside a burnt car in Loharu in Bhiwani in Haryana on Thursday morning, met Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who assured them all the accused would be arrested at the earliest.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi, who was in Rajasthan on a two-day visit, alleged that “delay” by the Rajasthan government in acting on the missing complaint lodged by the family members of two men allowed the accused to flee the state. He also accused the BJP of protecting such elements.
“The arrested accused Rinku Saini was produced before the court today from where he was sent to five days police remand. The accused will be further interrogated,” Station House Officer of Gopalgarh Ramnaresh Meena said.
Saini, 32, a resident of Firozpur Jhirka in Haryana’s Nuh district, was arrested on the basis of interrogation and technical analysis on Friday night. He works as a taxi diver and was involved with a cow vigilante group, the Rajasthan police said.
One of the key accused in the case is Mohit Yadav alias Monu Manesar, the Gurugram district president of Bajrang Dal who was a member of the district cow protection task force.
Slain men taken to Haryana Police by cow vigilantes
Rinku Saini, arrested by the Rajasthan Police in connection with the alleged abduction and murder of two men, has told investigators that they were taken to the Haryana Police by cow vigilantes, an officer said on Saturday.
The police officer said his claim would be verified.
His claim corroborates with the statement of Mohammad Jabir, a relative of the deceased, that the two were first taken to the Firozpur Jhirka police station in Haryana but police refused take their custody as their condition was serious.
Subsequently they were taken to Loharu in Bhiwani district.
Nasir (25) and Junaid alias Juna (35), both residents of Ghatmeeka village in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan, were allegedly abducted by cow vigilantes on Wednesday and their bodies were found inside a burnt car in Loharu in Bhiwani in Haryana on Thursday morning.
The Rajasthan Police has booked five people in connection with the case and arrested one of them, Saini, Friday night.
“Saini has claimed during interrogation that Junaid and Nasir were taken to Haryana Police. The claim will be verified,” Inspector General of Police of Bharatpur range Gaurav Srivastava told reporters.
Saini, 32, a resident of Firozpur Jhirka in Haryana’s Nuh district, was remanded in five-day police custody on Saturday.