“Need To Be Traced, Finished”: Sachin Pilot Over Udaipur Killings

Udaipur murder: The killers, through fast track court, should be given such a punishment that will set an example for the entire country, said Sachin Pilot.

Speaking to ANI, Mr Pilot said, “These people crossed all limits of humanity. Such a murder and the manner in which it is been executed shook everyone. They have been caught. Through fast track court, they should be given such a punishment, which be an example for the entire country.”

The former deputy chief minister of the state said that “people and organisations responsible for this need to be traced and finished permanently.”

“We will have to reach the core of it, the team has been constituted for the same. Names of Pakistan-based organisations are coming to the fore and other details of the two accused are also coming to light. People and organisations responsible for this need to be traced and finished permanently,” Pilot said.

The Congress leader said that he will consider it a terrorist attack and the government has also said that it will have to be seen from the point of view of a terrorist attack. He further said that other people who are similarly influenced or in touch with them should be probed.

Mr. Pilot emphasized that Rajasthan is a border state, just like Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir.

“Besides Kashmir and Punjab, Rajasthan too is a border state. If there are links across the border, we need to reach the bottom of it. If there are other people who are similarly influenced or in touch with them, it will have to be probed deeply,” said Mr Pilot on the Udaipur beheading case.

“We will provide all possible help to the victim’s family. Some action was taken. But if needed, further action should be taken too. If anybody was negligent in this matter, strict action should be taken, irrespective of seniority of the officer, irrespective of who they are,” the Congress leader added.

On June 28, two men allegedly killed tailor Kanhaiya Lal by hacking him to death inside his Udaipur shop for allegedly posting material in favour of banned BJP politician Nupur Sharma. Public indignation over the beheading spread throughout the nation.

Lal was cremated Monday in Udaipur in front of a sizable crowd who chanted for the accused to be given the death penalty. Heavily armed cops were present during his funeral ceremonies.

The National Probe Agency (NIA) assumed control of the murder investigation on Wednesday at the request of the Union Home Ministry, according to officials. According to a senior NIA official who spoke to ANI under the condition of anonymity, the anti-terror agency has also filed a First Information Report (FIR) under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and different sections of the Indian Penal Code.

A four-member NIA team under the supervision of an Inspector General and a Deputy Inspector General (DIG)-rank officers reached Udaipur last night and begun its investigation.

The incident took place in Udaipur’s Maldas area on June 28. Soon after committing the crime, the two accused posted a video on social media boasting about the “beheading” and threatened Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s life as well, police said.

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