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Cow vigilantes: CPI(M) asks Centre, Raj govt to 'abide by SC

The CPI(M) today demanded that the Centre and the Rajasthan government "abide by the Supreme Court direction" and book the culprits involved in a recent incident of cow vigilantism in Alwar district of the state. Condemning the "gruesome" killing of Ummar Khan, a farmer, in Rajasthan by "so-called gao rakshaks", the politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expressed shock and alleged that the "Rajasthan police registered a case against the victims but allowed the vigilantes go scot free". "The politburo demands that the Centre and the Rajasthan government abide by the directions of the Supreme Court, ensure the culprits are brought to book, and the families of the victims are compensated adequately and assured of justice," the CPI(M) said in a statement. The body of Khan, 35, was found near railway tracks on Saturday. Activists allege Khan was killed by cow vigilantes, but Deputy Superintendent of Police of Ramgarh Circle, Anil Beniwal, yesterday said that a ..
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