New Delhi: 41 ex-bureaucrats, including former Mumbai police commissioner Julio Ribeiro, former chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah have demanded that Union minister Jayant Sinha be sacked for felicitating eight people convicted in a lynching case. They said that Sinha’s action shows “there is a license to kill minorities”.
It must be noted that the Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha felicitated eight convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case after they came out of prison on bail last week. A mob had beaten meat trader Alimuddin Ansari to death on June 29 last year, on suspicion that he was carrying beef in his car.
After the 8 convicts were granted bail on June 29 by the Jharkhand High Court, Sinha garlanded them and offered them sweets.
Issuing a public statement the babus said: “The larger and chilling message that Shri Sinha’s action sends out is that there is a license to kill minorities and that those who are accused of such crimes will be enthusiastically supported financially, legally and politically.”