Rajasthan police close case against Hindu right-wing men named by Pehlu Khan before his death

Written by SabrangIndia Staff | Published on: September 14, 2017
The Rajasthan Police have closed investigations into six people named by dairy farmer Pehlu Khan before his death in a mob attack in April, Hindustan Times has found, sparking allegations that the authorities are under pressure to protect cow vigilante suspects.

Pehlu Khan
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The police have cleared the six men – three of whom are linked to Hindu right-wing organisations – based on the statements by the staff of a cow shelter as well as mobile phone records, according to the investigation report that Hindustan Times has read.

The staff of the cow shelter, Rath Gaushala, has maintained that the six -- Om Yadav (45), Hukum Chand Yadav (44), Sudhir Yavad (45), Jagmal Yadav (73), Naveen Sharma (48) and Rahul Saini (24) were present on their premises, which was about four-km from the attack site. Rath Gaushala is patronised by Jagmal Yadav.

According to the police report,, "calll record details of the six people along with Base Transceiver Station (BTS) location of mobiles further support this.”

Read the full report on Hindustan Times.