Alwar police action rocks R'than House

Alwar police action rocks R'than House

The opposition on Monday boycotted Assembly proceedings amidst uproar over alleged police atrocities on the minority community in Alwar district.

The state government rejected the allegations and supported police action, saying it was taken against hardcore criminals and the opposition was misleading the House with false information.

Independent legislator Hanuman Beniwal raised the issue in Zero Hour. He alleged that the special Cobra Team constituted by Alwar SP barged into the houses of the Meo community on July 14 and bashed up people, including children and women.

He alleged that the team members were drunk and misbehaved with women and hit children. The drunk policemen later entered mosque in Ismailpur area and picked up people offering prayers, he said.

The allegations evoked strong response with ruling ruling BJP legislators alleging that the opposition leaders were backing criminals.

Supporting Alwar SP Vikas Kumar’s action, the legislators said Ismailpur was a crimine-prone area and the SP has shown courage to pick up goons from there.

The Speaker tried to restore order but independent MLA Kirori Lal Meena, along with the opposition leaders, came into the well of the House, alleging that the opposition was not being allowed by him to speak. They raised anti-government slogans.

Later, cabinet minister Gulab Chand Kataria gave a factual report on the case and tabled documents related to the police action.

He said all people who were lifted from there by police were hardcore criminals with several cases registered against them in the past. He alleged that a few MLAs coming from eastern Rajasthan were giving protection to criminals in their areas.

MLA Om Prakash Hudla accused Kirori Lal Meena for his involvement in an abduction case in his constituency.

He alleged that a criminal Hansraj Meena abducted a girl and stayed in the house of Kirori Lal Meena. He alleged that girl was kept at Meena’s house for a week.

BJP MLAs accused Meena of disturbing peace in eastern Rajasthan and giving protection to criminals. Irked over the allegation, the entire opposition boycotted the proceedings.

Outside the House, while addressing the media, Kirori Lal Meena and Om Prakash Hudla entered into a spat and used abusive words for each other.

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