Shiv Sena spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi has called out the 'silence' of 'selective liberals' after the Rajasthan Police filed a chargesheet against Pehlu Khan for cow smuggling in the Alwar lynching case of 2017 and the BJP MP Subramanian Swamy demanded an apology from the Congress party.
In a tweet, Shiv Sena slammed the Rajasthan Police and questioned the 'selective outrage' of liberals.
This contentious chargesheet filed posthumously against Khan in Rajasthan under the Congress governance shows the duplicity of the grand old party, who had previously attacked the sitting-BJP government for the incident.
Back in 2017, the Congress senior leader Digvijay Singh had addressed a press conference along with Khan's wife and son, accusing the BJP of 'deliberately protecting the accused' in the case.
The charge sheet was filed on December 30 in 2018, a few days after the Congress government took charge of the state under chief minister Ashok Gehlot.
Along with the ally, BJP's Subramanian Swamy stated that the Congress party owes an 'apology to the Hindu community', however further went on to state that Khan was in fact a 'cow smuggler' without commenting on the mob lynching incident.
"Until we have authentic information on what really happened, we can't assume that this is got to do with Hindu terror, like the media was hinting and Congress leaders were making big capital out of it. Now the Congress party owes an apology to the Hindu community for dragging us in this whole thing. Now turns out he was a cow smuggler and he has been chargesheeted."
The charge sheet, along with Khan also names the owner of the pick-up truck that was used to transporting the cattle on the day when lynching had taken place.
Khan was charged under Section 5, 8 and 9 of Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995 and Rules, 1995.