Gurgaon: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said at the event to celebrate 50 years of Haryana that the case of double murder and gang-rape of two sisters and the police raids over allegations of beef being used in biryani in Mewat were “trivial issue”and could have happened anywhere in the country.
He said. “These are trivial issues and I don’t pay much attention to these small issues. Today we should be talking about Swarna Jayanti celebrations and achievements of Haryana government.”
When asked again, Mr Khattar said, “These were petty issues compared to golden jubilee celebrations and could take place anywhere in the country.”
On August 25, a 20-year-old woman and her 14-year-old cousin were allegedly gang-raped by several men and a couple was beaten to death in their home in Mewat.
Ahead of Eid on September 8 the controversy over beef allegedly being used in biryani erupted when the Haryana Cow Protection Task Force in Charge -DIG, Bharti Arora and Gau Sewa Aayog Chairman, Bhani Ram Mangla conducted a drive to check biryani and collected samples of it from highway eateries in Mewat.
Later, Haryana Minister Anil Vij said all seven samples were found to contain beef during laboratory tests at the Lala Lajpat Rai University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar.
Last year the state government has executed the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gau Samvardhan Act, making cow slaughter punishable with rigorous imprisonment up to 10 years and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.