Two years after he was lynched by a mob of gau rakhshaks in Alwar, Rajasthan, the police have filed a charge sheet for cow smuggling against Pehlu Khan.
The police also chargesheeted Pehlu Khan’s sons- Irsad (25) and Arif (22) under sections 5, 8 and 9. The charge sheet also mentions the names of the owner of the pick-up truck that was used for transporting the cattle on April 1, 2017.
Pehlu Khan, has been charged posthumously under sections 5, 8 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995 and Rules, 1995.
This chargesheet which comes after the Congress formed the government in the state, was presented in the court before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Behror on May 29 this year.
However, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the investigation was done during the BJP government. He further said that if any “discrepancies” will be found in the investigation, the case will be re-investigated.
“Investigation of this case was done in the past during BJP government & chargesheet was presented. If any discrepancies will be found in the investigation, case will be re-investigated,” Rajasthan Chief Minister said.
Two FIRs have been registered in the case, one against the mob for beating Pehlu Khan to death and second against his family for smuggling cattle outside the state.
Pehlu Khan (55), who was a resident of of Jaisinghpur village of Nuh district in Mewat, left his village to purchase cattle in order to increase milk produce for Ramzan. On the way, he was surrounded by a mob of cow vigilantes, who killed him by beating him. Khan tried to save himself by showing the purchase receipts to the mob.
AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi also criticised the Congress government for the chargesheet. “Congress in “Power” is replica of BJP ,Muslims of Rajasthan must realise this,reject such individuals/organisations who are brokers of congress party,& start developing their own independent political platform ,70 years is a long time please CHANGE,” he tweeted.
Congress in “Power” is replica of BJP ,Muslims of Rajasthan must realise this,reject such individuals/organisations who are brokers of congress party,& start developing their own independent political platform ,70 years is a long time please CHANGE https://t.co/gLsimg1m50
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) June 29, 2019
Owaisi also urged the Muslims of Rajasthan to stop supporting Congress which have “betrayed” them.
“I urge Muslims of Rajasthan to stop supporting Congress which has always betrayed you. Whenever they come to power, they become an exact replica of BJP. When they’re in opposition, they shed crocodile tears but when they come to power, they complete BJP’s work,” Owaisi said.