Alwar: Two years after Haryana resident Pehlu Khan was lynched by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, police here has filed a chargesheet against his two sons and a truck operator for illegally transporting cattle.
Police maintained that the case against Pehlu Khan, his sons Irshad Khan, 25, and Aarif Khan, 22, and truck operator Khan Mohammad stood proven.
They were charged under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, 1995.
Pehlu Khan and his sons were thrashed by a mob on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar’s Behror on April 1, 2017. Khan died at a hospital in Alwar on April 3.
The police arrested seven men and detained two minors. At the same time, a case was also registered against Pehlu Khan and his companions under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal Act, which allows the transportation of cattle only after getting permission from the administration.
Police had then booked 16 people for illegally transporting 36 animals in six vehicles. They were on their way to Nuh district in Haryana from Jaipur when the cow vigilantes stopped two of the vehicles in Behror on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway, thrashing Pehlu Khan and his sons.
Amid the row over the latest chargesheet, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot distanced himself from any role in the probe.
“Investigation into the case was done during the BJP rule. If any discrepancy is found, we will get the case re-investigated,” he said.