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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”.


Ashok Gehlot: ADG-led cell to monitor mob lynching cases in Rajasthan

In regard to the alleged lapses in the Pehlu Khan case investigation, Gehlot said action would be taken against guilty officers on the basis of the report of the SIT set up to investigate all aspects of the case.

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.

'Shocked', says Priyanka Gandhi on acquittals in Pehlu Khan lynching case

Calling the murder a "heinous crime", Priyanka Gandhi said she hoped the Congress government's new law against lynching in Rajasthan would "set a good example" in getting justice for the victim's family.

Stuck in traffic, Pehlu’s son got call on acquittal of accused: ‘Will fight’

Irshad (28) said he was “shocked” by the verdict but held himself together so he could first call his mother, Jaibuna, who was waiting by the phone for the latest update.


Surprising that video, photos not taken on record: court on Pehlu Khan probe

In the judgment, the court also slammed the police for a delay in lodging the FIR in the case, saying that it reflected “serious negligence” on part of the investigating officer.

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.