Rajasthan government forms SIT after Udaipur beheading incident

29 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Rajasthan government on Tuesday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) after Udaipur beheading incident

Rajasthan government on Tuesday formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into claims that a man was reportedly killed by two men in Udaipur when it was daytime.

SIT includes Additional Director General of Police (ADG), Ashok Kumar Rathore from the Special Operations Group, Prafulla Kumar from the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), the Inspector General of Police (IG), and two officers with the rank of Superintendant of Police (SP) and Additional SP. A curfew has been put in place and internet connections have been halted in Udaipur.

Rajendra Bhatt, the divisional commissioner for Udaipur, pleaded with people to keep the peace.

“We want Udaipur residents to uphold the peace. The family of (victim Kanhaiya Lal) would receive compensation in the amount of Rs. 5 lakhs, and the dependents have been promised employment through UIT’s placement service “Bhatt stated.

After the event, a team from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) reportedly sped to Udaipur, according to reports.

After inspecting the crime scene, the NIA team is expected to file a complaint in accordance with the terms of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, according to government sources.

The incident happened in the Maldas neighborhood of Udaipur. According to authorities, the two suspects released a video on social media shortly after the crime gloating about the beheading and also threatening the life of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. After the event, the two suspects were detained shortly after.