Lawyer’s suicide in Gharsana a stain on Congress government: BJP leaders

JAIPUR: BJP leaders are cornering Congress government in Rajasthan over lawyer suicide incident in Gharsana town of Sriganganagar district. The lawyer committed suicide due to police atrocities after launching an awareness campaign against the fearless drug mafia in the region. The victim was the former president of the local bar.

Markets in the town of Gharsana remained closed in protest at the incident. BJP Deputy Opposition Leader Rajendra Rathod says people have not yet forgotten the self-immolation of lawyer Hansraj Mavaliya in Sikar, now lawyer Vijay Singh Jhorad, former president of the Ghadsana Bar Association of Sri Ganganagar District, was mentally disturbed by police torture and assaulted to the point of having to end his life.

“This incident is a stain on the government and there is resentment among the state’s legal community,” Rathore said.

Rathore said the lawyer started an anti-drug campaign in the city. For this, he was brutally attacked by the police on April 18. This caused him humiliation and mental shock. Vijay Singh was forced to take the plunge due to police harassment.

“There should be a judicial inquiry into the suicide cases of Ghadsana’s and Sikar’s lawyers,” Rathore said.

BJP State Chairman Satish Poonia said one of the many challenges facing Rajasthan is drug addiction. It has spread from Punjab to border areas of the state. This business has become so big that Ghadsana’s lawyer, Vijay Jhorad, was tortured when he spoke out against it. And it forced him to take his own life, Poonia said.

The BJP’s Sri Ganganagar Unit and local MPs are campaigning for justice for the family of the victim’s lawyer.

Nagaur RLP MP Hanuman Beniwal asked his party’s three MPs – Pukhraj Garg, Narayan Beniwal and Indira Devi Bawri to reach Gharsana during the ongoing dharna in Gharsana related to suicide. In a tweet, Beniwal said he spoke to DGP ML Lather over the phone in this regard and demanded strict action against the culprits.

First published: August 30, 2022

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