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Will fight for justice, says Pehlu Khan’s son after police close case

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Nuh (Haryana)/Jaipur : With Rajasthan Police giving a clean chit to all the six accused named by Pehlu Khan in his dying declaration, the family of the dairy farmer from Haryana’s Muslim-dominated Nuh district who was brutally beaten by cow vigilantes in April this year said they will fight to get justice for him, reports IANS.

Khan’s son, Irshad, told the media in his village Jaisinghpur, 15 km from Nuh town, that they will ensure that those behind his murder get punished. He said they will move the Supreme Court to seek justice for Khan.

His comments follow reports that the Crime Investigation Department-Crime Branch (CID-CB) of Rajasthan Police has given a clean chit to the six accused, who were named in the case by Khan and others in neighbouring Rajasthan’s Alwar district in April.


“These six accused were the main people who stopped our vehicle and started beating us up. They were joined by 15-20 others. We tried to show them papers that we were dairy farmers who were bringing the cows for dairy farming from a government fair (mela) but they tore up the papers and attacked us,” Irshad Khan said.

Pehlu Khan, 55, died in hospital after being brutally beaten by the cow vigilantes on the Behror Highway near Alwar while he alongwith others was transporting cattle purchased from Rajasthan to Haryana.

Others, including his sons, received serious injuries in the unprovoked attack.

Pankaj Kumar Singh, Additional Director General of Police, CID-CB told IANS: “We conducted detailed investigations and probed call details and mobile locations, and even recorded statements after which we found no proof against the six persons.”

“We have recommended closing case against the six accused,” Singh said. However, he said that evidence against two other persons has been found in the case and they are yet to be arrested.