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Lynched two years ago in broad daylight, Police files chargesheet against victim Pehlu Khan, his two sons

After being lynched in broad daylight two years ago, Rajasthan police have filed a charge sheet against the victim Pehlu Khan and his family.

Khan was beaten to death by self-styled cow vigilantes in Alwar district, when he was transporting cattle to his native village in Haryana.

The charge sheet also names Khan’s two sons, Irshad and Aarif, who were with him at the time of the incident, and Khan Mohammed, owner of the pick-up truck in which the cows were transported.

The charge sheet has been filed under various sections of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995, in the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Alwar district’s Behror town.

The charge sheet, filed on May 29, states that investigation had been completed and offences under Sections 5, 8 and 9 of the RBA Act had been proved against the accused. It also says the offence under Section 6 (transporter to be abettor) of the Act had been proved against Khan Mohammed.

Alwar Superintendent of Police Paris Deshmukh told The Hindu on Saturday that a “complete picture” about the charge sheet had not been presented and he would soon issue a statement on the case.

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