Police in Rajasthan claim to have arrested as many as 16 persons so far in connection with the brutal murder of a dairy farmer by right-wing terrorists in Alwar earlier this month.
Pehlu Khan was brutally murdered by a group of right-wing terrorists posing themselves as cow protection group.
The state’s BJP government, who the killers are believed to have ideological similarity with, were condemned for not acting in time against the terrorists.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Rajasthan chief minister, Vasundhara Raje Scindia were condemned for their hypocrisy after the duo tweeted on terrorist attack in Sweden despite being silent on the death of an Indian in terror attack in Alwar.
Eleven persons were arrested for illegal transportation of cows and five others were apprehended in connection with the lynching of 55-year-old Pehlu Khan, Investigating officer Parmal Gurjar said.
He said all of them are under judicial custody.
According to police, 16 persons were illegally transporting cows on April 1 when ‘cow vigilantes’ caught five of them and thrashed them badly.
The remaining 11 persons were caught by police and placed under arrest.
One of those thrashed, Pehlu Khan, died during treatment on April 3, while others are undergoing treatment, police said.
Gurjar said efforts were on to trace the remaining accused involved in the lynching incident.
(With PTI inputs)