Alwar lynching case: Supreme Court agrees to hear plea to shift trial from Rajasthan

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New Delhi, Sep 10 : The Supreme Court on Monday has agreed to hear next week the plea of the victim’s father in the Alwar lynching case, seeking court monitored probe in the case  and to transfer the trial out of Rajasthan.

Rakbar, a 32-year-old cattle trader, was allegedly beaten to death by villagers in Lalwandi while he was transporting cows on foot in July, suspecting him to be a cattle thief.

Rakbar Khan’s father and key witness in the case has moved the Supreme Court for shifting the trial outside Rajasthan and demanded a court monitored special investigative team to look into the case.
The father has also accused a BJP lawmaker from Alwar of influencing the investigations.

Last week, the Rajasthan police filed chargesheet in the case in an Alwar court against the three accused who had been arrested. The 25-page chargesheet names Dharmendra, Paramjeet, and Naresh, who were arrested following Rakbar’s death.

Dharmendra Yadav, Paramjeet Singh and Naresh are accused of murder in the chargesheet filed before an Alwar court, Ramgarh SHO Chauthmal Jakhad said.

The National Human Rights Commission and the Rajasthan State Human Rights Commission had issued notices to the state government, seeking a report on the killing.

Khan and his friend Aslam had reportedly bought two cows from Ladpura and were taking them to their village in Haryana through a forested area near Lalawandi in Alwar district when they were attacked.

They have been charged under IPC sections 302 (murder), 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), and 34 (act done by several persons in furtherance of common intention).

 

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