Rajasthan govt to appeal against verdict in Pehlu Khan lynching case

Ashok Gehlot

Alwar | Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday has said that the state government will appeal against the verdict in Pehlu Khan lynching case.

A local court in Rajasthan had acquitted all of the 6 accused in the case.

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.

Pehlu and 6 others were returning from a cattle fair in Jaipur after purchasing cows and other bovine animals when they come under a brutal attack on National Highway 8 linking Jaipur to Delhi.

The incident happened two years ago on April 1 on the Delhi-Alwar highway.

He had succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital two days later.

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