While police have registered an FIR and assured the family of security for court appearances in the future, Pehlu Khan’s family said they will move an application to transfer the case to Alwar from Behror before the next hearing.
The family appealed for an urgent transfer of the case outside Rajasthan. Irshad said, “We only have faith in the Supreme Court... I will fight this case for as long as I am alive but I can’t do that if I fear for my life in Rajasthan.”
Pehlu Khan, in his statement to police, had named six people among those who had attacked him. However, Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said that a reward of Rs 5,000 announced on each of the six accused was withdrawn as an investigation found them not guilty.
Cow vigilantism ‘must stop’, the Supreme Court has said, and directed all states to appoint nodal officers to ensure that it does. It has also asked states to file status reports on what they are doing to prevent vigilantism. A list of major cases over the last few years