Al­war at­tack in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer changed, two cow vig­i­lantes held

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Nation - Htraj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

AL­WAR: Four days af­ter the al­leged at­tack on three men trans­port­ing cat­tle in Al­war, the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer of the case has been changed, po­lice said on Tues­day.

The case, which was be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the sta­tion house of­fi­cer, Govin­dgarh po­lice sta­tion, has now been handed over to Anil Beni­wal, as­sis­tant su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice, Al­war (south).

“I have asked for all the files per­tain­ing to the case. We have se­cured a three-day po­lice cus­tody of the two ar­rested men,” Beni­wal told HT.

Al­war po­lice had ar­rested two cow vig­i­lantes on Mon­day night in con­nec­tion with the at­tack in Al­war on three men. Po­lice said the trio was smug­gling cows in the wee hours of Fri­day when they were at­tacked. The at­tack re­sulted in the death of Umar Mo­hammed, 42.

“We had taken one cow vig­i­lante Bhag­wan Singh Gur­jar into cus­tody on Sun­day, who named the five other as­sailants. We picked up an­other ac­cused, Ramveer Gur­jar, last night ,” said ad­di­tional SP Mool Singh Rana.

The other four ac­cused have been iden­ti­fied and po­lice teams have been sent in pur­suit of them, said Rana.

A badly dam­aged pickup van with cows was found in Govin­dgarh area on Fri­day morn­ing and the body of Umar Mo­hammed was found on the rail­way tracks in Ram­garh, some 15 kms away.

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