The lynching cases of Pehlu Khan and Junaid have become a regular feature in the speeches during opposition rallies for the October 21 Haryana assembly election.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had ordered a fresh investigation into the case and decided to follow it up with an appeal against the acquittal of all six accused in the case by an Alwar court.
Sources say the SIT has found loopholes at every level in the Pehlu Khan case investigation.
The case was carried out by the police in the Case Officer Scheme. The Station In-Charge of Ramgarh has also been made a case officer.
The political tussle between CM Ashok Gehlot and his deputy Sachin Pilot made the deadlines once again, this time over the Pehlu Khan mob lynching verdict.
Cases in which probe were monitored by courts have shown a better outcome, Justice Dhananjaya Chandrachud said, referring to acquittal of all the accused in the Pehlu Khan case.
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The Congress government on Friday announced to constitute a special investigation team (SIT) to probe afresh the Alwar lynching case.
The Rajasthan government announced the formation of the SIT, two days after an Alwar court acquitted all six accused in the lynching of Khan on suspicion of cattle smuggling.
Ashok Gehlot on Friday called a meeting to discuss the reinvestigation in the Pehlu Khan mob lynching case as the lower court in Alwar had acquitted all six accused on August 14.
Pehlu Khan (55), his two sons and a few others were transporting cows when they were allegedly stopped and thrashed by a mob near Behror in Alwar district on April 1, 2017.
The Congress leader also lauded the Rajasthan government for bringing a law on mob lynching.
Legal experts say the state is most likely to ask the High Court for re-trial in the case pointing towards glaring lapses on part of the investigating agency.
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The additional district judge (ADJ) said one such loophole was that their names were not in the statements given by Pehlu Khan and other complainants.
Alwar Sessions Court acquitted all the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, giving them the benefit of doubt.
Many witnesses were put up in court but how will they remember the faces of the accused, the incident is more than two years old not three to four days old, Irshad said.