Cow vigilante Monu Manesar on Tuesday was sent to 14 days of judicial custody after he was arrested by the Haryana Police on Tuesday. According to the information, Manesar was detained when he was passing through a market. However, hours after his judicial custody, Rajasthan Police filed an application seeking his arrest. Accepting the plea, the court ordered Haryana Police to handover Manesar to Rajasthan Police. Now, Rajasthan Police will question him in the double murder case.
The police said he was detained on charges of provocative post on social media on August 28. Notably, the social media post which he has been held for was different from his "I am coming to Mewat to participate in Jalabhishek..."
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According to ADG Law and Order Mamta Singh, Manesar had posted an inciting post on social media. She said that the social media monitoring found this post to be provocative. According to the information, Maneasr will be interrogated and police of those states, where Monu is wanted, will also be given the necessary information. Subsequently, the police of those states can take his custody through the court.
A member of Bajrang Dal, Manesar was also booked in February on the charges of killing two men from a minority community who belonged to Rajasthan. The Haryana Police is now preparing to hand him over to the Rajasthan police. Last month, Rajasthan police said that their probe has not found "direct" involvement of Manesar in the killing of both men but his role in hatching conspiracy and abetting the crime is under active investigation.
Other charges on Manesar
Manesar, a prominent face in Haryana for cow vigilantism, is one of the 21 accused named in the FIR for the killing of Junaid (35) and Nasir (27). The charred bodies of the two cousins were found in a vehicle in Haryana's Bhiwani on February 16.
Meanwhile, the families of the Junaid and Nasir had alleged that they were kidnapped, beaten and murdered by members of the Bajrang Dal – a claim rejected by the outfit. A Forensic Science Lab (FSL) report had confirmed that the charred bodies were of Junaid and Nasir and blood stains found in a vehicle in which they were allegedly kidnapped also matched.
Haryana CM Khattar's statement on Manesar
Earlier in August, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the Rajasthan Police is free to act against Manesar." The Rajasthan Police was looking for Monu Manesar. We do not have any input where he is now. The Rajasthan Police is free to act against him," he had said. Khattar also said his government will provide any assistance they (Rajasthan Police) require to nab Manesar.