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Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Rajasthan High Court Issues Bailable Warrants Against 6 Accused On Kin's Plea Against Their Acquittal

Sparsh Upadhyay
7 Sep 2021 6:50 AM GMT
Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: Rajasthan High Court Issues Bailable Warrants Against 6 Accused On Kins Plea Against Their Acquittal
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The Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued a bailable warrant against six persons who were acquitted in the year 2019 in the Pehlu Khan lynching case by an Alwar court. Pehlu Khan was allegedly killed in 2017 by a mob that set upon him while he was transporting cows.The Bench of Justice Goverdhan Bardhar and Justice Vijay Bishnoi ordered thus while admitting appeal filed by the victim's...

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday issued a bailable warrant against six persons who were acquitted in the year 2019 in the Pehlu Khan lynching case by an Alwar court. Pehlu Khan was allegedly killed in 2017 by a mob that set upon him while he was transporting cows.

The Bench of Justice Goverdhan Bardhar and Justice Vijay Bishnoi ordered thus while admitting appeal filed by the victim's sons, Irshad and Arif, and clubbing it with a plea filed by the Rajasthan government against the lower court's acquittal order.

"Admit. Issue bailable warrants against the accused-respondents to secure their presence before this court in the sum of Rs. 10,000/-, returnable within a period of eight weeks," the Court ordered.

The appeal by his sons had been filed against the acquittal of Accused persons Vipin Yadav, Ravindra Kumar, Kaluram, Dayanand, Yogesh, and Bhim Singh.

Importantly, the plea submits that there are injured eyewitnesses, who have specifically taken the names of the accused (acquitted by the Lower Court).

The plea also avers that Khan had sustained a number of injuries and had died on account of those injuries received by him and also, the weapons were recovered from the accused person. 

Challenging the lower court's judgment and acquittal order, the plea contends that despite the fact that the testimony of the eyewitnesses was credible, the Trial Court discarded the testimony and acquitted the accused persons.

Pehlu Khan and his sons were on their way to Nuh district in Haryana from Jaipur on Aprli 1, 2017 when the cow vigilantes stopped them in Behror on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway. The mob thrashed them on the suspicion of cow smuggling and consequently, Khan had died at a hospital in Alwar on April 3.

Subsequently, two FIRs were registered in the case. One was against the mob for beating Pehlu Khan to death and second against him, his sons and the truck driver for transporting cattle (cow) illegally out of the state. 

The charge sheet against Khan and his two sons for cow-smuggling was quashed by the Rajasthan High Court in the year 2019.

Case title - Irshad S/o Pehlu Khan v. State Of Rajasthan

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