THE CU­RI­OUS CASE OF PEHLU KHAN

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1 Apr 2017 A mob at­tacks Pehlu Khan near Behror in Al­war dis­trict of Rajasthan, ac­cus­ing him of smug­gling cat­tle for slaugh­ter to Nuh in Haryana

2 Apr 2017 An FIR is reg­is­tered against six per­sons, ac­cused by Khan of as­sault­ing him. An FIR is also filed against Khan and oth­ers for smug­gling cat­tle

3 Apr 2017 Khan dies at Behror’s Kailash Hos­pi­tal, run by Ma­hesh Sharma, then a min­is­ter of state in the Modi govern­ment

3 July 2017 The case is handed over to the CID

Sep 2017 Chargeshee­t ab­solves six sus­pects named in the FIR

Oct 2017

A new chargeshee­t ac­cuses nine per­sons, in­clud­ing two mi­nors

Sep 2018

Khan’s son Ir­shad and oth­ers al­lege they were shot at while go­ing to court to bear wit­ness. Po­lice say they are ly­ing

Apr 2019

The dis­trict and ses­sions court trans­fers the case from Behror to Al­war

14 Aug 2019 Al­war court judge gives six ac­cused “ben­e­fit of doubt” and ac­quits them. One of the ac­cused is still ab­scond­ing

16 Aug 2019 Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot sets up an SIT to rein­ves­ti­gate Khan’s lynch­ing

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