Controversial Alwar Lynching: Rajasthan Police Files Chargesheet Against Pehlu Khan

Rashasthan, June29: Two years after he was lynched to death by a mob of gau rakshaks in Alwar, Rajasthan Police on Saturday have filed a chargesheet against dairy farmer Pehlu Khan for cow smuggling.

The chargesheet filed posthumously accuses Pehlu Khan under section 5,8 and 9 of the Rasjasthan Bovine Animal(Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995 and Rules, 1995

He had left his village to purchase cattle in order to increase milk produce for Ramzan. Surrounded by a mob of cow vigilantes, Khan had tried to save himself by showing his purchase receipts, but was lynched with rods and sticks. The dairy farmer was thrashed by an angry mob back in 2017 in Rajasthan’s Alwar for transporting cattle. Within five months of the incidence, Rajasthan Police gave a clean chit to six men accused of killing Khan.

The chargesheet also names the owner of the pick-up truck that was used for transporting the cattle on April 1, 2017, when the lynching took place near Behror. The chargesheet accuses Khan and his sons under sections 5, 8 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal Act, 1995 and Rules, 1995.

The latest chargesheet was prepared on December 30 last year, days after the new Congress government came into power in Rajasthan, and was presented in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Behror on May 29 this year.

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