Mayawati slams Congress govt in Rajasthan for acquittal of accused in Pehlu Khan case

Lucknow, Agencies | Updated : 16 August 2019, 02:47 PM
BSP chief Mayawati (File Photo)
BSP chief Mayawati (File Photo)

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Friday charged the Congress government in Rajasthan with laxity, saying the accused in the Pehlu Khan mob lynching case were acquitted due to its "gross negligence". An Alwar court on Wednesday acquitted all the six accused in the lynching case of Pehlu Khan.

"Due to gross negligence and inaction of the Congress government of Rajasthan, all the six accused in the infamous Pehlu Khan mob lynching case have been acquitted by the lower court there. This is most unfortunate," Mayawati wrote in a tweet in Hindi.

"Would this have been possible if the government there was cautious in ensuring justice to the victim's family, perhaps never," she added.

READ | No one killed Pehlu Khan? All six accused in lynching case acquitted by Rajasthan court

Pehlu Khan (55), his two sons and a few others were transporting cows when they were allegedly stopped and thrashed by a mob near Behror in Alwar district on April 1, 2017. Khan later died in a hospital.

First Published: Friday, August 16, 2019 02:44 PM
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