Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the state government will file an appeal against the court’s ruling in the Pehlu Khan case.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “Our state government has enacted a law against mob lynching in the first week of August 2019. We are committed to ensuring justice for the family of late Pehlu Khan. The state government will file an appeal against the order of Additional District Judge.”
An anti-lynching bill has already been passed in the Rajasthan’s State Assembly on August 5 that provides for life imprisonment and heavy fines against the accused of lynching along with speedy trials.
On April 1, 2017, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan, who was a dairy farmer from Haryana’s Nuh, was beaten up allegedly by cow vigilantes near Behror in Rajasthan on the Delhi-Alwar highway.
He succumbed to injuries at a private hospital two days later.
Two FIRs were filed in the case — one against the attackers and the other accusing Khan and his sons with allegedly transporting cattle without requisite permission.