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Pehlu Khan Case Verdict: All six accused acquitted in Pehlu Khan lynching case | Jaipur News

JAIPUR/ALWAR: A local court in Rajasthan’s Alwar on Wednesday acquitted all the six accused in Pehlu Khan lynching case.
The court of additional district judge first (ADJ) had completed the final trial proceedings on August 7 and reserved the case for judgment on Wednesday. Proceedings in the court had been going on regularly after the apex court shifted the trial from Behror to Alwar.
Pehlu Khan, 55, his two sons and a few others were transporting cows from Jaipur when they were intercepted and thrashed by cow vigilantes near Behror on April 1, 2017. Pehlu died on April 3 in a hospital.
The Behror police station had registered seven FIRs in the matter — one for Khan’s murder and six for “illegal transport of bovines” as, the police say, six vehicles had been in use in the alleged crime. The trial had been completed in Khan’s murder case, while the remaining six cases are at different stages of investigations and trials.
A chargesheet in Khan’s lynching was submitted before the court against Vipin, Ravindra, Kalu Ram, Daya Nand and Yogesh Kumar on May 31, 2017. Subsequently, police also accused Goliya and Bheem Rathi of the crime and presented a supplementary chargesheet against them. A case relating to the same crime was also filed against two minors and they are facing trial in a juvenile justice court.
According to additional public prosecutor Yogendra Khatana, statements of 47 witnesses have been recorded in the case, including that of Khan’s two sons. All accused were currently out on bail.

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