Rajasthan government gives Rs. 5 lakh cheque to Afrajul Khan’s family

Jaipur, (IANS): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Saturday extended financial aid of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a Muslim man who was brutally murdered and burned by accused Shambhulal Raigar in Rajsamand.

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Rajsamand Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Rajendra Prasad Agrawal presented the cheque to the victim’s son-in-law Musharraf Khan on Saturday in the presence of Anjuman committee president Mohammad Firoz Khan and vice-president Rafeeq Mohammad and other residents of his locality.

The cheque has been issued on the name of victim’s wife, Gulbahar.

Earlier, on the directions of Chief Minister, DIG O.P. Galhotra visited the location to take stock of the situation and discussed the present circumstances of the town with Rajsamand police officials.

He also met the victim’s family and collected details to know the chain of events.

Speaking to media persons, he said the Chief Minister has taken the matter very seriously and is constantly taking feedback from police team.

“She (Raje) has strictly instructed us to take sternest action in this case. The matter is being probed thoroughly and research is also being done at each and every stage to get into the depth of the complete issue. We are taking help from forensic officials as well,” he added.

He was quite satisfied with the working of Rajsamand police team and said he is confident that they will present the chargesheet in court within a month after finishing all investigation in the matter.

“We are taking all efforts to ensure the accused gets strict punishment,” Galhotra assured.

Those present on the occasion included Additional Director General of Police, Crime, Pankaj Kumar Singh, Udaipur Range Inspector General (IG) Anand Shrivastav, District Collector P.C. Berwal and Rajsamand Superintendent of Police (SP) Manoj Kumar.