Pehlu Khan case ends in acquittal of all accused: Asaduddin Owaisi slams Rajasthan govt for 'deliberately shoddy prosecution'

Pehlu Khan, a resident of Jaisinghpura village in Haryana's Nuh district, died in hospital on 3 April, 2017 triggering outrage over the murder.

Press Trust of India August 14, 2019 23:45:07 IST
Pehlu Khan case ends in acquittal of all accused: Asaduddin Owaisi slams Rajasthan govt for 'deliberately shoddy prosecution'
  • AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday blamed 'shoddy prosecution' for the acquittal of all six accused in the lynching of Pehlu Khan.

  • 'What will this deliberately shoddy prosecution tell his family?,' he tweeted.

  • Pehlu Khan, a resident of Jaisinghpura village in Haryana's Nuh district, died in hospital on 3 April, 2017.

Hyderabad: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday blamed "shoddy prosecution" for the acquittal of all six accused in the lynching of Pehlu Khan in April, 2017 by a mob for transporting cows.

Pehlu Khan case ends in acquittal of all accused Asaduddin Owaisi slams Rajasthan govt for deliberately shoddy prosecution

File image of AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi. News18 Hindi

"In most lynchings, the accused were happy being filmed while they lynched a human being. They wanted to be famous for these awful acts, But are we to now believe that no one killed Pehlu Khan? What will this deliberately shoddy prosecution tell his family?," he tweeted.

"It is a judgement of a court of law and we must respect it, but the government has a duty to prosecute effectively. Now, the government must file an appeal and seek conviction, sentencing in a time-bound manner," he said.

Khan, a resident of Jaisinghpura village in Haryana's Nuh district, died in hospital on 3 April, 2017 triggering outrage over the murder and focusing attention on attacks by cow vigilantes.

Hours after the verdict by the Alwar additional district judge, the Rajasthan government said it will file an appeal.

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