Pehlu Khan’s kin want case transferred out of Rajasthan

A day after the Rajasthan Police cleared six people whom mob-lynching victim Pehlu Khan had named as accused in his dying declaration, the family of the deceased has demanded that the case be transferred outside the State. Addressing a press conference at Congress leader Digvijaya Singh's house in Delhi on Friday, Khan’s elder son Irshad said his family was facing threats at the local court in Behror, Rajasthan. Meanwhile, activists including those from the PUCL (People's Union for Civil Liberties) have been demanding the arrest of the six named by Khan in his dying declaration, insisting that they were the main conspirators.
In April, Pehlu Khan was brutally beaten up by a mob of cow vigilantes in Rajasthan's Alwar district. Before dying in hospital he had named six people as being responsible. Khan and four others were injured when a mob attacked nearly 15 persons hailing from Haryana, while transporting cows in vehicles on the Behror highway in Alwar district. As many as 16 people were allegedly transporting 36 bovine animals illegally in six pick up vans.