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All-party probe demanded into Balumath cattle tradersí murder

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Jamshedpur, March 31: Loktantra Bachao Samity has lashed out at the Raghubar Das government in Jharkhand over the alleged murder of two cattle traders at Balumath in Latehar district.

The delegation under the banner of Loktantra Bachao Samiti led by senior Congress leader SRA Rizwi Chhabban handed a memorandum to the East Singhbhum deputy commissioner addressed to the Jharkhand Governor.

Several political outfits including Congress, SUCI (Communist), CPI(M), and RJD took out a rally and protested against the BJP-led state government.

Veteran Congress leader Baldev Singh said the murder of two cattle traders should be investigated by the all-party committee formed by the assembly and the culprits should be brought to justice.

Singh further said that fair compensation should be provided to the family members of the deceased and Jharkhand government should assure that these types of incidents are not repeated again.

SRA Rizwi Chabban said the incident reflected the failure of the BJP-led government in the state. He described it as bigger than the Dadri incident in UP in which one person was lynched following suspicion that he had stored beef in his refrigerator last year.

Chabban said the incident exhibited gross failure on the part of the state government as the law and order situation of the state was turning from bad to worse and people have adopted aggressive approach due to hatred being spread in the society. He condemned the way the two were murdered and hanged from a tree and demanded justice for family of the two victims.

A 32-year-old man and a teenager were found hanging from a tree at Jhabbar under Balumath police station of Latehar district, triggering violence that left an SDO and six policemen injured.

The victims were butchered and hanged only because they were ferrying cattle though no ban was imposed on cattle ferrying or trading in the state, he said.

Omprakash SIngh, Uday Prakash Sharma, Mushtaq Ahmed, Bimal Dasm Sumit Ray, JP Singh and others were present on the occasion.

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