COW VIG­I­LAN­TISM: RAJE GOVT AP­POINTS NODAL OF­FI­CER

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Front Page - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htraj@htlive.com

A week af­ter the Supreme Court di­rected all state gov­ern­ments to ap­point nodal of­fi­cers to check cow vig­i­lan­tism, the Ra­jasthan gov­ern­ment has given this re­spon­si­bil­ity to po­lice of­fi­cer Pankaj Ku­mar Singh.

Singh, ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral of po­lice (crime), con­firmed his ap­point­ment to HT but re­fused to com­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to the apex court or­der, the states also have to file a re­port on the steps taken to check cow vig­i­lan­tism.

The Ra­jasthan gov­ern­ment has faced heavy crit­i­cism for fail­ing to rein in cow vig­i­lantes or “gau­rak­shak”.

On April 1, dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was lynched al­legedly by gau­rak­shaks in Al­war while trans­port­ing cows to his na­tive vil­lage in Haryana.

Po­lice had closed in­ves­ti­ga­tions into six men named by the 55-year-old dairy farmer as his as­sailants..

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