Rajasthan BJP leader Gyan Dev Ahuja has been caught on camera urging a crowd to ‘‘kill anyone involved in cow slaughter’’, saying, ‘‘We have so far killed five people, be it in Lalawandi or Behror,’’ in a direct reference to the lynching of Rakbar Khan and Pehlu Khan.
Both of those murders— one in 2017, the other in 2018— took place in Ramgarh, the area from where Gyan Dev Ahuja was the MLA when BJP was in power in the state. It wasn’t immediately clear which other three murders he was referring to.
‘‘I have given free hand to workers to kill. We will get them acquitted and secure bail,’’ he says in the video, apparently from earlier this week. All six accused in Pehlu Khan’s murder were acquitted in 2019 but an appeal by the state’s Congress government is now pending in the high court. In Rakbar Khan’s murder, the trial is still on in the local court.
But Ahuja is not booked under UAPA or any other non-bailable offence for such open communal incitement. Perhaps, the BJP top brass does not consider it anti-national. (Source- NDTV-20-08-22)