HC grills Haryana govt on cow vigilantes’ raids

Wednesday 12th May 2021 08:03 EDT

In a significant move, the Punjab and Haryana high court has directed the Haryana government to inform the court about the power or authority vested in cow vigilantes to raid homes of citizens. “Haryana is directed to address the court on the power/authority of vigilantes to raid the houses of the citizens. Such actions are prima facie illegal and amount to taking law into their own hands by private individuals. This is contrary to the Rule of Law,” observed the high court while seeking a reply from the state government. Justice Sudhir Mittal of the HC passed these orders while granting bail to Mubbi, alias Mubin, a native of Mewat in Haryana in relation to an FIR registered against him by the Mewat police under the cow protection law.

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