Adityanath

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Nation -

Ac­cus­ing the SP gov­ern­ment of block­ing all projects of the Modi gov­ern­ment, he said: “Thir­teen ci­ties from UP were se­lected for the Smart City pro­ject and 60 for Am­rit Yo­jana but the pre­vi­ous gov­ern­ment did not sup­port the Cen­tre to roll out projects in UP.”

The Atal Mis­sion for Re­ju­ve­na­tion and Ur­ban Trans­porta­tion (Am­rit) Scheme was launched by PM Naren­dra Modi in 2015 to pro­vide ba­sic fa­cil­i­ties like clean wa­ter and proper sew­er­age sys­tem among oth­ers.

He also charged the SP gov­ern­ment with block­ing the Prad­han Mantri Awas Yo­jana.

It is for the first time that Ay­o­d­hya has been merged with the Faiz­abad civic body mak­ing it Ay­o­d­hya-Faiz­abad Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion. Elec­tions for the new body are be­ing held for the first time. From Faiz­abad, Yogi left for a rally in Gonda.

Un­til Sun­day, the po­lice had de­nied any con­nec­tion be­tween the two. But mak­ing a volte-face on Mon­day, Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said the two were linked and the at­tack was car­ried out ‘in con­nec­tion with cows’ by ‘anti-so­cial el­e­ments’.

Umar’s pickup had two other pas­sen­gers – Tahir Khan and Javed Khan alias Jabba. Tahir said they were at­tacked while they were re­turn­ing to their vil­lage Ghat­mika in Bharat­pur after buy­ing cows from Dausa.

“A group of 6-7 men opened fire on us … I sus­tained in­juries on my shoul­der while Jabba (who was driv­ing the van) man­aged to es­cape,” said Tahir.

He added that while the men shot Umar dead, they hit him with the butt of a gun and left, as­sum­ing that he was dead too. Jabba reached Ghat­mika un­hurt on Fri­day evening.

Po­lice of­fi­cials said that Tahir Khan had pre­vi­ous cases of cow smug­gling reg­is­tered against him. “Khan has three cases of cow smug­gling reg­is­tered against him along with one case of out­rag­ing mod­esty of a woman and an­other in­ci­dent of as­sault. He is also wanted in one of the cases,” said Beni­wal.

He added that a case against Mo­hammed un­der the Rajasthan Bovine act is also reg­is­tered at the Govin­dgarh po­lice sta­tion.

Umar Mo­hammed’s killing is rem­i­nis­cent of the mur­der of dairy farmer Pehlu Khan who was way­laid and lynched by cow vig­i­lantes near Alwar on April 1. Khan had doc­u­ments to prove he wasn’t smug­gling cows.

Mean­while, the ac­tivists in the state on Mon­day wrote a letter to the chief min­is­ter urg­ing that the gov­ern­ment must make a plan to stop the at­tacks on Mus­lims by so called cow vig­i­lantes. They also de­manded com­pen­sa­tion for the vic­tims and that the probe be trans­ferred to a Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team or a team un­der the In­spec­tor Gen­eral. The post­mortem of the body of Mo­hammed couldn’t be con­ducted in Jaipur till Mon­day evening with the im­passe be­tween his fam­ily and the gov­ern­ment con­tin­u­ing.

A del­e­ga­tion of his fam­ily along with other prominent fig­ures met chief sec­re­tary Ashok Jain on Mon­day.

“We met the chief sec­re­tary to­day and de­manded ju­di­cial in­quiry. We also de­manded a com­pen­sa­tion of ~50 lakh and a gov­ern­ment job for fam­ily mem­bers of the de­ceased,” said Zahida Khan, for­mer Congress MLA from Ka­man, Bharat­pur.

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