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Cong will not unwarrantedly interfere in MP govt's functioning: Surjewala

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The said Saturday that it will not "unwarrantedly interfere" in the functioning of the government on the issue of imposition of the stringent NSA against five people on charges of cow slaughter and of cattle.

The party said law and order is the domain of the and police.

"has categorically said the law will take its own course. Nobody who is innocent will be persecuted or punished in any manner and nobody who is guilty will be spared," told reporters.

"He is experienced and seasoned enough to see if any of the police has made any overreach at the instance of somebody who is previously embedded on behalf of the BJP regime," Surjewala said.

The senior leader said the does not decide on these issues based on the prism of caste or

"is also competent enough to see whether the particular offence provides what kind of punishment under the law and I think we should leave it to his seasoned wisdom," Surjewala said.

He said the party will not "unwarrantedly interfere" in the functioning of the because that is not the working style of the Congress or its

"We will only ensure that no one is unjustifiably persecuted under a law it may not be applicable. We will also ensure that anyone who is guilty is not let off in any manner whatsoever and is given strictest punishment," he said.

On Friday, authorities in Agar Malwa district of booked two men under the National Security Act (NSA) for alleged of cattle and disruption of public peace.

The Kamal Nath-led government in had earlier slapped the NSA against three men accused of killing a cow at district.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 13:50 IST
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