A court in Alwar Rajasthan granted permission to the Rajasthan police to further investigate the case of cow smuggling against a truck operator and the two sons of Pehlu Khan who was allegedly lynched for illegally transporting cattle in 2017. The police had filed a plea before the court to investigate the cow smuggling case.
“Court has accepted a plea by the police to do further investigation in a cow smuggling case”, said the Superintendent of Police (SP) of Alwar. “Pehlu Khan’s son Irshad had submitted an application to DGP Rajasthan demanding an impartial probe in the case. Following that the police moved an application in the court for investigation and today court has given its nod”, he added.
Pehlu Khan, a resident of Nuh in Haryana, was allegedly beaten to death on the Delhi-Alwar highway two years ago for illegal cattle smuggling. A case of murder was registered by the Rajasthan police soon after Khan’s death. The police had also initiated an investigation into the cattle smuggling case.
Recently, a charge sheet was filed by Rajasthan police against Pehlu Khan’s sons charging him under sections 5, 7 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animals (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export), Act, 1995. On receiving flak upon the filing of the charge sheet by the Rajasthan police, CM Gehlot had lied and said that Pehlu Khan’s name was not there in the charge sheet.