Tensions have escalated between the states of Haryana and Rajasthan after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar offered assistance to Rajasthan Police in the case involving Monu Manesar, a Bajrang Dal member accused in multiple criminal incidents. This move has drawn criticism from Rajasthan’s Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who accused Haryana of lacking cooperation in previous cases.
The dispute stems from the investigation into the Bhiwani killings, where two Muslim men, Junaid and Nasir, were tragically burned to death. Monu Manesar is also linked to the Nuh communal violence, which resulted in six fatalities.
During a press conference, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar expressed readiness to aid Rajasthan in investigating Monu Manesar. However, he stated that Haryana has no information about Monu Manesar’s whereabouts, leaving the Rajasthan Police to take action as they see fit.
Responding to Khattar’s offer, Ashok Gehlot accused Haryana of failing to establish cooperation when Rajasthan Police attempted to arrest the accused in the Nasir-Junaid murder case. Gehlot highlighted that Haryana Police not only withheld cooperation but also registered an FIR against the Rajasthan Police during the earlier incident.
In a tweet, Gehlot criticized Khattar’s recent statements as a diversion tactic and mentioned that Haryana’s Police were uncooperative in finding the absconding accused. He criticized Khattar’s failure to prevent violence in Haryana and his alleged attempt to divert public attention from ongoing issues.
The clash between the two state governments reflects a broader concern over cooperation in criminal investigations and highlights the complex dynamics between neighboring states.
Communal clashes between two communities in Nuh, Haryana, have resulted in at least six deaths and numerous arrests. Around 90 individuals have been detained in connection with the violence. The accusations and counter-accusations between Haryana and Rajasthan further complicate the situation and underscore the need for effective cooperation between law enforcement agencies across state borders.