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Rajasthan DGP States No Direct Involvement Of Cow Vigilante Monu Manesar Found In Double Murder Case

Monu Manesar's name has been among the 21 accused mentioned in the FIR, shedding light on his alleged connection to the unfortunate incident that led to the discovery of the charred bodies of Junaid and Nasir in a vehicle in Bhiwani.

Monu Manesar of Bajrang Dal, the prime accused in the Rajasthan lynchings case
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In a surprising turn of events, Rajasthan's Director General of Police, Umesh Mishra, revealed on Monday that the police investigation into the double murder case in which two men, Junaid and Nasir, lost their lives, did not uncover any direct link between the crime and Monu Manesar, a prominent figure associated with cow vigilantism and a member of the Bajrang Dal. The case, which sent shockwaves through Haryana in February, has taken a new direction with this revelation.

Despite the lack of direct involvement, DGP Mishra emphasized that Manesar's role within the backdrop of the crime remains under thorough investigation. Monu Manesar's name has been among the 21 accused mentioned in the FIR, shedding light on his alleged connection to the unfortunate incident that led to the discovery of the charred bodies of Junaid and Nasir in a vehicle in Bhiwani.

Notably, Monu Manesar has been known for his vocal stance on cow protection in Haryana, making him a recognizable figure in the realm of cow vigilantism. He was also accused of contributing to the inflammatory rhetoric preceding recent communal tensions in Nuh, Haryana. However, Manesar has staunchly denied any wrongdoing in both cases.

Addressing reporters at a press conference, DGP Mishra shared, "It's important to clarify that Monu Manesar's direct involvement in this incident is yet to be substantiated. While the investigations have not linked him directly, his role behind the scenes is still a significant aspect under scrutiny," as reported by PTI.

When questioned about the extent of cooperation from Haryana police during the investigation, DGP Mishra highlighted the complexity of intelligence-sharing as a pivotal factor. He refrained from disclosing the depth of Haryana police's involvement but acknowledged that efforts are being made to rally support for the arrest of the remaining suspects.

The families of the deceased, Junaid and Nasir, had originally accused members of the Bajrang Dal of orchestrating the kidnappings, beatings, and murders. This allegation, however, has been rejected by the Bajrang Dal.

In a confirming development, a Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report verified the identities of the charred bodies as Junaid and Nasir, with bloodstains found within the allegedly involved vehicle matching their profiles. This scientific evidence added a layer of credibility to the ongoing investigation.

The case remains a focal point as it unfolded against the backdrop of recent clashes in Nuh, which led to the loss of six lives, including two home guards and a cleric. The clashes, initially triggered by an attempt to halt a Vishva Hindu Parishad procession, escalated and eventually spilled over to Gurugram, underlining the heightened tensions surrounding communal issues.

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