The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Centre and six states while asking them to file a reply within three weeks over a petition of cow vigilantism. The states are Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand and Karnataka.
While hearing a petition on cow vigilantism, the Apex court also sought a reply with the Rajasthan government within three weeks on Alwar incident where a man was beaten to death by a few cow vigilantes in the state.
The Supreme Court will take up the matter for next hearing on May 3. The Rajya Sabha witnessed again ruckus over the incident on Friday. The opposition party members stormed into the well of the Upper House.
On Thursday, the lynching of a Muslim man by cow vigilantes in Alwar in Rajasthan snowballed into a political row with Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi saying no such incident, as was being presented, had happened and the Congress questioning his remark.
Supreme Court bench issued notice to Rajasthan, Gujarat, Jharkhand, UP & sought a detailed reply on a petition regarding cow vigilantism.— ANI (@ANI_news) April 7, 2017
The three men arrested in connection with the brutal attack on 55-year-old Pehlu Khan and others on suspicions they were smuggling cows on Saturday were, meanwhile, remanded to police custody for a day by an Alwar court. Khan succumbed to his injuries on Monday night.
"We had produced the accused Vipin Yadav (19), RavindraYadav (30) of Behror and Kalu Ram (44) of Ratanpura at a local court which sent them for a day's police remand," Alwar SPRahul Prakash had told, adding that teams have fanned out in the hunt for the other accused. A murder case has been booked against the three accused.