Jaipur, August 03, 2023.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday said his Haryana counterpart was trying to divert attention from communal clashes taking place there by offering to give Rajasthan Police a free hand in acting against Monu Manesar – a Bajrang Dal activist and cow vigilante.

His remarks came a day after Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Rajasthan Police was free to take action against Monu Manesar, the prime accused in the killing of two Muslims in February this year on suspicion of being cow smugglers.

Gehlot alleged that earlier when Rajasthan Police went to Haryana to arrest the accused in the double murder case, it received no cooperation from police there.