Alwar lynching

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Chronicle of an acquittal foretold

Pehlu Khan verdict underlines subversion of justice by police and bureaucracy.

Rajasthan government to create unit to monitor ‘serious cases’

Speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister alleged that in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, in which all the accused were acquitted, the previous BJP government in the state “deliberately” left shortcomings to “save the accused”.


Rajasthan government to constitute SIT to probe lapses in Pehlu Khan case

The decision on constituting the SIT was taken following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the chief minister’s office on Friday evening, two days after a court in Alwar district acquitted all six men accused of murdering Khan.

Injustice system

Acquittals in the Pehlu Khan lynching case point to subversion of due process. Gehlot government must urgently make amends.

How Pehlu Khan lynching case fell: family blames ‘poor’ probe

Charges against Pehlu’s sons helped arguments in court, says defence lawyer.

Pehlu attackers walk free, court finds glaring gaps in probe

On April 1, 2017, Khan and his companions — including his sons — were attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar for transporting cattle. The incident invited nationwide outrage when Khan died two days after the attack. 


Rajasthan Assembly passes honour killing, anti-mob lynching Bills

Rajasthan had witnessed a spurt in lynchings in 2017, beginning with dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in April 2017. The Bill, tabled by Cabinet minister Shanti Dhariwal on July 30, was discussed Monday and subsequently passed by voice vote.

Alwar lynching: Pehlu named but later dropped from chargesheet, say police

On Saturday, Inspector General of Police (Jaipur range) S Sengathir told The Indian Express that the cow smuggling chargesheet did name Khan, but given that “a dead man can’t be tried... therefore we haven’t chargesheeted Khan”.

Lok Sabha elections: Two years after lynching, polls bring faultlines to the surface

Today, there are no reminders of the incident at the site, but it lives on in conversations about Elections 2019. And it is where the politics of the region and of Alwar, which votes on May 6, begins.

Alwar lynching: Attack on Pehlu Khan witnesses concocted to shift case, says police

Lawyer Asad Hayat was in a vehicle with witnesses Azmat (28), Rafiq (25) and Pehlu’s sons Irshad (28) and Arif (21). They were headed to the ADJ court in Behror on September 29 when they were allegedly attacked.