New Delhi: Reacting to the recent attacks on migrant workers especially those hailing from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in North Gujarat, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that he has spoken to Vijay Rupan urging him to punish the accused without harbouring bias against others.Also Read - Lucknow DM Issues Protocols For Passengers Arriving at Lucknow Airport. Check Details Here
”I spoke to Gujarat CM yesterday. We’re in touch with them. They’re monitoring the situation. Those who’ve committed a crime should be punished but there should be no bias for others,” said Kumar, while speaking to reporters on Monday. Also Read - UPTET Paper Leak: 29 Arrested So Far; CM Yogi Adityanath Says Will Invoke NSA Against Culprits
Meanwhile, the Gujarat government said that appropriate action was being taken against those suspected to be involved in the attack on migrants workers from UP and Bihar residing in the state. “It is our responsibility to provide security to those who come to Gujarat for employment from other states . We are in touch with the Central govt. We have submitted a report to the central govt regarding every incident,”Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja said. Also Read - Prayagraj Dalit Family Murder Case: Opposition Mounts Attack on Yogi Govt; 8 Accused Arrested, 2 Cops Suspended | Key Points
Furthermore he added,”Police are interrogating the people who have been arrested for these attacks. Police are taking action wherever needed. We have registered 3 cases under the IT Act for spreading hatred on social media.”
Earlier in the day, 342 people were taken into custody from various parts of Gujarat for allegedly attacking North Indians.
On September 28, a 14-month-old girl was allegedly raped in a village near Himmatnagar town of Sabarkantha district, around 100 km from Ahmedabad. The victim belongs to the Thakor community. After it came to light that the rape accused labourer, Ravindra Sahu hailed from Bihar, the Kshatriya Thakor Sena said migrant workers from other states should not be given jobs in Gujarat.
“Mainly, six districts have been affected by the violence, with Mehsana and Sabarkantha being the worst hit. These districts have had 42 cases lodged and so far 342 accused have been arrested. More arrests will be made as names come up during the investigations,” Director General of Police Shivanand Jha told reporters.