Alwar lynching: 'Error of judgment' on part of local police, says Rajasthan DGP

ALWAR: Rajasthan police on Monday admitted that there was delay in taking the injured victim of lynching, Rakbar Khan, to hospital and said there was “error of judgement” on the part of the local cops in assessing the situation.

Acting more than 48 hours after Rakbar was killed following an alleged attack by cow vigilantes, the government suspended ASI Mohan Singh, who was in charge of Ramgarh police station, and sent three constables to police lines.

Police confirmed TOI’s report in its edition dated July 23 that cops first took Rakbar’s cows to a gaushala before taking him to hospital, more than three hours after he was lynched.

DGP (law and order) NRK Reddy admitted that Rakbar could have been saved had the cops taken the right call. When asked to elaborate on his “error of judgement” remark, he told TOI: “At this stage, the error of judgement (is) in taking a call (on) what is important, they could have taken him to hospital. But a further inquiry is under…

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