Media Coverage | 09-03-2021
Vijay Darda urges home minister, Jain Federation to start State-wide agitation
Lokmat News Network
Ahmednagar, Feb 8
In a shocking incident, a prominent businessman from Ahmednagar district Gautam Hiran was abducted and later killed, yet the police did nothing. The incident is highly reprehensible. Former member of Rajya Sabha and national president of the Sakal Jain Samaj Vijay Darda has urged State home minister Anil Deshmukh to take drastic steps to arrest the culprits and provide justice to the minority community.
Gauram Hiran, a resident of Belapur in Shrirampur tehsil was abducted on March 1. However, the police could not rescue him. His body was found on March 7. The incident has evoked statewide outrage. Expressing his resentment over the incident, Vijay Darda termed the incident as painful. The police department needs to go to the root of the incident and find the culprits.
Meanwhile, the All India Jain Minority Federation has also condemned the incident and warned of a statewide agitation on Wednesday.
In a statement, the national president of the federation Lalit Gandhi and national general secretary Sandeep Bhandari said ever since Hiran was abducted, the Jain Minority Federation had been following up the matter with the State government and insisting on conducting a thorough investigation. It pursued the case with the State home minister and District Police superintendent. Unfortunately, Hiran’s body was found even before investigation could begin. The body was found 10 km from Belapur, but police did not have any clue about the incident.
The business community is shocked at the crass failure of the law and order machinery. It has blamed the incident on the inaction by the police. The community is deeply pained by this incident. Hiran’s family is in deep shock. Protests will be staged across the State on Wednesday (March 10) by the business community and the Jain community demanding the arrest of the accused.
Traders will work wearing black ribbons to protest against police inaction.
Memorandum will be issued to the local administration, district collector and police chief.
The federation has also warned to launch agitation across the country if no action is taken and killers are not arrested within a week.