No place for violence, govt’s accountability to probe: Congress on Singhu border killing

The physique of the person with one in all his palms chopped off was discovered tied to a metallic barricade near at Kundli in Haryana’s Sonipat district on Friday, police mentioned.

In a video clip that has gone viral on social media platforms, some Nihangs are seen standing as the person lies on the bottom in a pool of blood along with his chopped off left hand mendacity subsequent to him.

Asked concerning the incident, Congress spokesperson, Pawan Khera mentioned, “We saw it on social media, don’t know the details yet. There is no place at all whatsoever for violence anywhere in the country.”

“This country is and must be governed by the rule of law. It is the government’s responsibility to get deep into this, investigate and let the law take its course,” he mentioned in response to a query on the All India Congress Committee (AICC) headquarters right here.

Another Congress chief Salman Anees Soz mentioned the “gruesome murder” on the Singhu border (between Delhi-Haryana) is surprising and condemnable.

“Hope the perpetrators are quickly brought to justice. But there will now be an attempt to paint all protesters as killers. Just watch how low government supporters will go,” he mentioned in a tweet.

Reacting to the incident, BJP’s IT cell chief Amit Malviya mentioned had Rakesh Tikait not “justified” lynching in Lakhimpur Kheri, with Yogendra Yadav, sitting subsequent to him, sustaining sanctimonious silence, the gory homicide of a youth at Kundli border wouldn’t have occurred.

“Anarchists behind these protests in the name of farmers need to be exposed,” he mentioned.

Shiv Sena chief Priyanka Chaturvedi additionally tweeted on the incident, saying, “What a sad and condemnable turn of events, fight for justice cannot become means to violence and deaths. This is shameful and the guilty need to be punished. Shameful.”

Former diplomat Ok C Singh additionally condemned the “gruesome murder” at Singhu and asserted that no crime justifies acts one associates with ISIS/Al Qaeda or vigilantism in Pakistan.

The deceased, Lakhbir Singh, was said to be a labourer from Punjab’s Tarn Taran and was aged round 35 years, police mentioned, including that the physique was discovered tied to a metallic barricade near a stage put up by the farmers protesting in opposition to three agriculture legal guidelines of the Centre on the web site for over 10 months.

The farmers’ protest web site is situated near the Delhi-Haryana border at Singhu.