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Supreme Court notice to Rajasthan over lynching case report

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Published Aug 21, 2018, 3:06 am IST
Updated Aug 21, 2018, 3:06 am IST
The apex court had on July 17 said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to overrun the law of the land.
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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Rajasthan government to state within a week what action it has taken in the case of the alleged lynching of dairy farmer Rakbar Khan on July 20, following its directions on the incidents of cow vigilantism.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the plea of Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against the state’s officials including the chief secretary and the DGP for alleged violation of the top court's verdict in the Alwar lynching case.

 

The apex court had on July 17 said that “horrendous acts of mobocracy” cannot be allowed to overrun the law of the land and issued a slew of guidelines to deal with mob lynching and cow vigilantism, besides asking the Centre to consider enacting a new law to sternly deal with such cases. Senior advocate Indira Jaising had sought criminal action against those police officers who had failed to take the Alwar victim to hospital in time, which had led to his death.

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