Rajasthan govt appoints SIT for Pehlu Khan lynching case


Jaipur | The Rajasthan government on Friday has appointed a three-member Special Investigation Team(SIT) team to re-investigate Pehlu Khan mob lynching case.

The team is appointed to probe and examine the previous investigation to find the lapses, if any, which had led to the acquittal of the six accused by a Sessions Court in Alwar earlier this week.

Nitin Deep Blaggan, DIG (Special Operations Group), will head the SIT which includes SP (CID-CB) Randheer Singh and Additional SP (CID-CB) Sunil Kumar.

The government has decided to engage a senior lawyer to challenge against the 6 acquitted in the case.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot reportedly had called a meeting with senior officers on Friday evening to discuss the re-investigation.

The court had come down heavily on the investigation officer and said there was some “Serious negligence shown by the officers”.

We will file an appeal again: CM Ashok Gehlot

The chief minister took to Twitter to announce that his government is committed to ensuring justice and said that stringent anti-lynching laws have been enacted in the state.

“Our State Government has enacted law against mob lynching in first week of August 2019. We are committed to ensuring justice for the family of late Pehlu Khan. State Government will file an appeal against order of ADJ,” said Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot.

The Rajasthan Assembly had on August 5, passed an anti-lynching bill that provides life imprisonment and heavy fines to those convicted in mob lynching incidents after speedy trials.

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Last year, a man named Pehlu Khan was lynched by a few people in Alwar for allegedly carrying beef. He succumbed to injuries few days later.

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