Udaipur Killing: Sec 144 imposed across Rajasthan for one month

29 June, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Rajasthan government stated on Tuesday that section 144 of CrPC will be enforced in all districts

Rajasthan government stated on Tuesday that section 144 of CrPC will be enforced in all districts for the upcoming month following the horrifying murder of a tailor in Udaipur, which triggered uproar throughout the whole state.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) was established by the state government to look into the situation. The SIT is made up of the 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. On Tuesday, all internet services were shut off throughout the state.

Rajendra Bhatt, the divisional commissioner for Udaipur, pleaded with the populace to preserve tranquility. Every district of Rajasthan’s police force is on high alert.

“Due to the current circumstances, Section 144 has been implemented throughout the state and the whole district. The organisers have cancelled the Shanti March. We ask the populace to uphold the peace. Police officers’ vacations have been cancelled, and they are expected to return back. They are being used for police enforcement work. We’ll make sure the peace is upheld and punish anyone trying to sabotage it harshly ” said Vikas Sharma, the Ajmer SP.

An official with the rank of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) is part of the NIA team, a source stated while requesting anonymity, adding that the action was taken in response to a directive from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

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 event 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.

According to authorities, one of the attackers, Riyaz Akhtar, used a sharp-edged weapon to strike Kanhaiya Lal while the other, Ghos Mohammad, videotaped the incident on his cell phone.

Meanwhile, the victim, a tailor, had published a social media message in support of Nupur Sharma, a former BJP spokesman who had made contentious comments against the Prophet Mohammad. Local markets in the vicinity were closed after the murder because the shopkeepers wanted justice for the victim.

To improve force mobility and keep cops on the ground, a statewide notice has also been sent to all superintendents of police and inspector generals.