Ramgarh lynching: Jharkhand CM asks police to take strong action against those involved

Prohibitory order imposed
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30 Jun 2017

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today directed the police to take strict action against those involved in the lynching of a man in Ramgarh and an attack on a man in Giridih district.
Das told the police to arrest the culprits at the earliest so that they could be punished through fast-track courts, a government statement said. The chief minister said no one has the right to take law into their own hands and administration of law is above all. The guilty should not go scot-free, whoever he might be, he said, adding a repeat of such incidents should be prevented. The chief minister said if incidents of cattle smuggling come to light, the officer-in-charge of the area concerned, DSP and other senior officials would face action. It is time for stern action, he said.
The Director General of Police, D K Pandey, said that one of the 13 accused in the Ramgarh incident has been arrested while the 13 accused in the Giridih incident have been arrested. Along with CID, four special teams have been set up to nab the culprits, he added. The chief minister chaired a meeting on law and order in Deoghar with senior officials. A man was beaten to death by a mob at Ramgarh yesterday on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his vehicle. A mob attacked a person on suspicion that he slaughtered a cow after allegedly finding the carcass of the animal near his house in Giridih district on June 27. Prohibitory orders preventing Assembly of more than four persons was today imposed here, a day after the lynching incident triggered panic, officials said.
On the basis of detailed reports received from sub- divisional officer, Anant Kumar, the administration imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC section 144 in all the six blocks of Ramgarh, deputy commissioner Rajeshwari B said. The situation is tense but under control and additional security forces were deployed in identified points of the district, Inspector General of Police M L Meena said. Dependents of the deceased family would be given Rs two lakh as compensation by the state government, she said. Meena, who visited Ramgarh and held meetings with senior police and administrative officials said that two FIRs were registered with the Ramgarh police station.
One person has been arrested by the police and the police were conducting raids to nab the other accused named in the FIR. Kishore Kaushal, superintendent of police, Ramgarh, said the report from forensic laboratory has not been received so far.