‘Love jihad’ killing: Rajasthan police arrest Rajsamand killer Shambulal Raigar’s social media supporters

Jaipur: Rajasthan police have registered a case against five people who allegedly published social media posts in favour of Shambulal Raigar, who is accused of brutally killing a Muslim man in Rajsamand district. Two people were arrested for creating a nuisance and disturbing communal harmony and have been booked under the Information Technology Act and the IPC, said media reports. Several videos and posts supporting and lauding Shambulal Raigar began circulating after the grisly murder.

Rajasthan police have also frozen at least one bank account belonging to Shambulal Raigar’s wife. Her account information had been put on social media to seek financial assistance. Around 2.5 to 3 lakhs were deposited in the account after the details were made public.

Earlier, on December 10, Shambulal Raigar’s police remand was extended for ten days. On December 8, he was sent on police remand for three days.

On Saturday, Rajasthan’s top cop, Director General of Police (DGP) OP Gahlotra, applauded the district police’s efforts to promptly nab Shambulal Raigar. He also said a campaign would be undertaken to ensure that such an incident doesn’t happen again.

“I have been sent here by the Chief Minister. To assure the community that she is with them. From the Government’s side, an assistance amount of five lakh rupees has been given to the victim family. I have inspected the place of incident here. Have also supervised the investigation that is underway,” Rajsathan DGP OP Galhotra said.

“This incident is a big nuisance and serious. Good investigation is being done in this case. The accused was also soon arrested in it and we will file the chargesheet as well in the Court in a month’s time. I am fully satisfied with the action that has been taken by the police over here in this case”, Galhotra said.

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