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Police obtain notice for attachment against 21 accused including Firoz Khan

Jamshedpur, June 9: Police on Friday obtained notice for attachment against 21 persons who were accused in the post-Rajnagar lynching violence that took place in Mango on May 20. All these 21 accused which include Congress activist Firoj Khan are absconding after their names figured in the case related to May 20 violence. Khanís wife recently also met SSP and pleaded innocence of her husband.

OC, Mango police station, Rameswar Oraon said that they have obtained the `Ishtehar’ against the accused from the court of first class judicial magistrate Shivendu Dwivedi. He said that the accused will have to face action as per the law.

” The probe is moving into right direction. The issuance of Ishtehar is a process of attaching properties of those wanted in the case. As per the rule we will fix the notices on the door or boundary walls of the absconders tonight and will get the properties of the accused attached in presence of a judicial magistrate on Monday,” said Oraon.

It may be mentioned four youths, Sheikh Naim (35) resident of Phulpal, Sheikh Sajju (25), Sheikh Siraj (26) and Sheikh Halim (28), all residents of Haldipokhar, were lynched at Rajnagar while they were going to buy cattle from Haldiopokhar to Rajnagar on May 18.

Notably, after four cattle traders were lynched in Rajnagar in adjoining Seraikela-Kharsawan district, the members of Muslim Ekta Manch had given a call for Mango bandh as a mark of protest.

The bandh supporters had resorted to a large-scale violence on the street after forcing the shops and business establishments to remain closed on May 20.

The incident was triggered when members of a newly formed social outfit (Muslim Ekta Manch), who had given a call to close down shops in minority areas, to condole lynching of four youths (all from minority communities) at a village in Rajnagar block in neighbouring Seraikela-Kharsawan district started enforcing closure of shops in Purulia Road passing through minority dominated pockets.

Oraon said they had already arrested 20 persons accused in the case of violence and seven persons involved in spreading WhatsApp message, thus the total number of arrests so far to 27.

” During our probe we found that the bandh supporters did not only forcibly close the shops, but also attacked the Mango police station and thana out-post and pelting stornes at the police, inflicting injuries to over half-a-dozen policemen. The protestors had dispersed only after Rapid Action Force (RAF) was called for controlling the situation,” said the Mango OC.

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