Curated By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: September 12, 2023, 13:43 IST
Monu Manesar, the cow vigilante who was accused of inciting communal violence in Nuh in July, has been detained in Haryana’s Manesar. Mohit Yadav a.k.a. Monu Manesar, who is also the prime accused in the case of the death of two Muslim youths — whose charred bodies were found in a car in Rajasthan’s Bhiwani, has been absconding for the past seven months.
As per reports, Haryana Police is making arrangements to hand him over to the Rajasthan Police.
A video has surfaced on social media, where the policemen in civilian cloaths can be seen detaining Maneshar from a building.
Monu Manesar was named along with 21 others in the abduction and killing of two Muslim men — Junaid and his cousin Nasir, whose charred bodies were found in a burnt car in Rajasthan’s Bhiwani on February 16.
Manesar is the head of Goraksha Dal – the cow vigilante wing unit of Bajrang Dal in Haryana. He is extremely active in the Mewat area, which is notorious for cattle smuggling.
An influential personality, Manesar is the also district convenor of the Bajrang Dal in Gurugram.
In the past, photos of Manesar with police officials and bureaucrats have surfaced.
He also had a YouTube channel that showed how the cow vigilante group catches smugglers. Manesar reportedly received a silver play button from YouTube in October 2022, after crossing 1 lakh subscribers on his channel. The channel has now disappeared from the platform.