Relief for lynched Pehlu Khan’s sons: Alwar court allows police to conduct fresh probe

Alwar: A court in Alwar district has approved the Rajasthan Police’s application for a fresh probe into the case filed against the sons of lynched dairy farmer Pehlu Khan. The application was moved in a court in Behror on Saturday.

Pehlu Khan was killed by mob in April 2017, sons were also attacked: Pehlu Khan was killed by a mob on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway in April 2017 on the suspicion of cow smuggling. The others with him, including his two sons, Irshad and Aarif, were also attacked at the time.

Chargesheet was filed against Pehlu’s sons in May 2019: In May 2019, a chargesheet was filed against Khan’s sons and against Khan Mohammed, allegedly the owner of the pickup truck carrying cattle when the lynching occurred.

Irshad and Aarif were charged under sections 5, 8 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, while Mohammed was charged under section 6 of the Act.

“The court has given its permission for further investigation in the case and now the police will be probing certain aspects of it,” said additional public prosecutor Pradeep Agarwal.

Police says there are several points in case which they want to probe: In the application before the court, the police said there were several points in the case which they want to investigate.

CM had said government could re-open the case: Recently, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had said the government would determine if the investigation into the lynching was carried out with “predetermined intentions” and said it would re-open the case if problems were found.