Surendra Singh Rajpurohit, a Hindu right-wing activist who founded Gauraksha Commando Force has warned Harda Superintendent of Police Prembabu Sharma of largescale communal riots similar to that of “September 2013” over cow slaughter rumours.
His threat of causing riots came after Railway Protection Force arrested several men belonging to his group for allegedly harassing and intimidating an elderly Muslim couple travelling in a train on the suspicion that they were carrying beef.
In an audio tape of the conversation, Rajpurohit alias Tiger, who is the main accused in the 2013 riots, blamed the local of police of biases against Hindus.
“We won’t sit idle if the interests of Hindus are harmed. Either the police have sold themselves out or they have forgotten 2013,’’ Indian Express quoted his audio.
He added, ” Your police is working under pressure from Muslims. I won’t tolerate such atrocities against Hindutva. Don’t forget 2013.”
The SP interrupted asking him if he was threatening the police.
To which, Rajpurohit said he wasn’t threatening but asked under whose pressure was the local police taking action against his supporters?
Sharma’s chilling warning also says that he will back his words with action.
SP Sharma is heard telling the right-wing leader, “Even if I die, I won’t let the riots take place again.’’
Sharma later admitted having received a call from Rajpurohit, but claimed that the conversation did not amount to a “threat.”
Rajpurohit, who’s currently out on bail, is named in dozens of cases of arson attacks and rioting.
The laboratory tests later proved it was buffalo meat.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu had reportedly ordered a probe even though the railway police said that the group had terrorised another Muslim family just few days Kushinagar Express fiasco happened.
(Audio and photo courtesy: Indian Express)