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‘We Have Killed 5,’ Rajasthan BJP Ex-MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja Cites Pehlu Khan, Rakbar Khan

Gyan Dev Ahuja, former MLA of the BJP from Ramgarh phase in Alwar, Rajasthan


Rajasthan BJP chief Gyan Dev Ahuja has been caught on digital camera urging a crowd to “kill anybody concerned in cow slaughter”, saying, “We’ve got up to now killed 5 folks, be it in Lalawandi or Behror,” in a direct reference to the lynching of Rakbar Khan and Pehlu Khan.

Each of these murders — one in 2017, the opposite in 2018 — occurred in Ramgarh, the world from the place Gyan Dev Ahuja was the MLA when BJP was in energy within the state. It wasn’t instantly clear which different three murders he was referring to.

“I’ve given free hand to staff to kill. We’ll get them acquitted and safe bail,” he says within the video, apparently from earlier this week. All six accused in Pehlu Khan’s homicide had been acquitted in 2019 however an enchantment by the state’s Congress authorities is now pending within the excessive courtroom. In Rakbar Khan’s homicide, the trial remains to be on within the native courtroom.   

After the video went viral on Saturday, the BJP chief was booked on fees for spreading communal disharmony, beneath Part 153A of the Indian Penal Code. He has made related feedback earlier, going as as to say the killers are “patriots” and “true descendants of Chhatrapati Shivaji and Guru Gobind Singh”. 

The BJP’s Alwar unit right now stated these are “his personal views”. “The get together doesn’t have this considering,” BJP’s Alwar South chief Sanjay Singh Naruka instructed new company PTI.

However Mr Ahuja defended his stance: “Anybody concerned in cow smuggling and slaughter will not be spared.” He did tweak his assertion a bit: “I stated 5 Meo Muslims who had been smuggling cows had been overwhelmed up by our staff.”

Within the video, he made the feedback including to an enchantment by one other speaker — he described him as a frontrunner of the RSS — for an agitation in opposition to the homicide of 45-year-old Chiranjilal Saini, who was killed by a mob in Govindgarh city final Sunday upon suspicion of tractor theft. BJP leaders and right-wing teams have stated it was a lynching over faith, although police haven’t discovered a communal angle.

Rajasthan Congress chief Govind Singh Dotasra, who shared the video on Twitter right now, stated, “What extra proof is required of the BJP’s spiritual terror and bigotry? The true face of the BJP has been uncovered.”

Pehlu Khan, 55, was lynched in Behror in April 2017; 28-year-old Rakbar Khan in Lalawandi villge in July 2018. Each had been from Haryana and belonged to the Meo Muslim group that is principally engaged within the dairy commerce. 

In 2019, all six males who dragged Pehlu Khan by the neck, threw him to the bottom, and kicked him repeatedly, had been acquitted by a courtroom in Rajasthan on “advantage of doubt”. The case is within the excessive courtroom since, because the Congress-led state authorities filed an enchantment later that yr. 

Trial for Rakbar Khan’s homicide is on on the native courtroom, the place his household has expressed fears of bias.



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