Dalit flogging case: Guj HC seeks probe report

Dalit flogging case: Guj HC seeks probe report
Dalit flogging case: Guj HC seeks probe report

The Gujarat High Court today asked the state government to file a report on progress of the investigation into the incident in Una tehsil last month where some Dalit youths were flogged after being caught skinning a cow.

A division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi was hearing a public interest litigation filed by Kantibhai Chavda, seeking transfer of the case to CBI. At present, the state CID is probing it.

The court asked the Government Pleader to file a probe progress report by September 7.

“CID Crime has not proved to be effective in any (Dalit) atrocity case in the state in the past,” Chavda’s petition has alleged.

According to him, in several cases of atrocities against Dalits, police personnel are involved. He has referred to killing of three Dalit youths, allegedly by the police, at Thangadh in Surendranagar district in 2012.

CID closed the case, saying that it found no evidence, and Una case might meet the same fate, the PIL has said.

On July 11, seven Dalit youths were brutally beaten up by a cow vigilante group at Mota Samadhiyala village in Una tehsil of Gir Somnath district. The assailants had alleged that the youths had killed the cow which they were skinning.

The video of the incident went viral, sparking nation-wide protests.

One thought on “Dalit flogging case: Guj HC seeks probe report

  1. This entire country knows about the gang of gaurakshaks brutally flogging, and hitting the dalits with iron rods, turn by turn. The honble court cannot deny the fact telecast on tv. What further "probe" is now required? All genuine crimes of all kinds of violence including rape and murders are seen the TV. The words spoken during the video shooting are also recorded and available. All such crimes are watered down because of things like "probes"," reports" " police statements", "FIRs", "charge sheets", "judicial enquiries", "investigations" "anticipatory bails", "witnesses testimonies” etc. etc. Ultimately, the public anger dies down and it becomes easy for the concerned agencies, authorities and even the judiciary to let the culprits go scot free. When the crimes/heinous crimes are so fully recorded and are definitely committed and when the culprits are easily identifiable, why this great injustice of going through procedures? About the Una gaurakshaks, the court and police may consider immediately to order the arrest of the gaurakshaks, stripping them and binding them in a line, tracing and using the same rods and iron rods etc. and beat them half dead publicly preferably in presence of police. Only such straight and fully just punishment can teach culprits not to do such things ever in their lives.

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