The murder of advocate Jugraj Chauhan in Jodhpur’s east district has sparked outrage and demands for action from political leaders and the public. Chauhan was reportedly stabbed to death by miscreants and then pelted with stones. The incident occurred just as Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot arrived in Jodhpur for a three-day tour to inaugurate various schemes in his home town.
The police quickly arrived on the scene and arrested the accused, but Congress MLA from Jodhpur’s Osian, Divya Maderna, has accused the police of a complete failure of law and order. She has demanded that strict legal action be taken, including the immediate arrest of the criminals, the suspension of the former DCP East, and the provision of government jobs to Chauhan’s children.
Maderna has also linked the incident to the Kanhaiya Lal murder case in Udaipur, where the police failed to take action despite threats from the accused. She claims that the morale of the criminals is so high that the police have no control over them. The tenure of former DCP Dr. Amrita Duhan has been in controversies, with allegations that illegal hookah bars and liquor shops in Jodhpur East are being allowed to operate after 8:00 pm.
The incident has once again highlighted the issue of rising crime in Rajasthan, with many questioning the effectiveness of the state government in tackling the issue. The demands for action by Maderna and others have put pressure on Chief Minister Gehlot to take immediate steps to restore law and order in the state.
In addition to the demands for action on this specific incident, there are also concerns about the wider issue of police accountability in Rajasthan. The recent case of two policemen in Ratanada police accused of saving policemen in a case of spreading terror by showing a pistol in a party has only added to the public’s concerns.
Overall, the murder of Jugraj Chauhan has triggered widespread outrage and demands for action, with many calling for a more robust approach to tackling crime and improving police accountability in Rajasthan. It remains to be seen what steps the government will take in response to these demands.