Six ac­cused in Pehlu Khan lynch­ing case get clean chit

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JAIPUR: Six per­sons held in con­nec­tion with the lynch­ing of a 55-year-old man, Pehlu Khan, whose killing trig­gered a mas­sive out­rage ear­lier this year, have been given a clean chit by the Ra­jasthan police.

The police claimed that the clean chit had been given on the ba­sis of ev­i­dence even as the vic­tim’s son termed it a “be­trayal” and as­serted that the fam­ily would seek an­other probe.

Nine oth­ers, how­ever, con­tinue to face crim­i­nal charges in con­nec­tion with Khan’s killing, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

“Six per­sons have been given a clean chit in the inves- tiga­tion into the Pehlu Khan case,” ADG (CID-CB), Pankaj Ku­mar Singh said.

He added that the clean chit was given on the ba­sis of state­ments of those present on the scene of the crime, pho­to­graphs and mo­bile phone lo­ca­tion records.

Those given a clean chit were Hukum Chand, Om Prakash, Sud­hir Ya­dav, Rahul Saini, Navin Sharma and Jag­mal Ya­dav, Singh said.

Ear­lier, Khan had named the six per­sons as be­ing among those who had at­tacked him, he said.

The Pehlu Khan lynch­ing case was handed over to the crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion de­part­ment-crime branch (CID-CB) in July. The CB-CID had on Septem­ber 1, handed over its re­port to the Al­war police, of­fi­cials said.

Ex­press­ing shock at the de­vel­op­ment, Khan’s son Ir­shad, who was with him at the time of the as­sault, said that the fam­ily would fight till the last breath to get jus­tice.

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