Alwar lynching case: Supreme Court to hear pleas seeking contempt action against Rajasthan Govt on August 28


The Supreme Court will hear on August 28 pleas seeking contempt action against Rajasthan govt in the recent mob lynching case at Alwar.

Recently, 28-year-old Akbar Khan was lynched by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on suspicion of cow smuggling. Chief  Minister Vasundhara Raje had condemned the incident and had assured an investigation in the case. The probe in the case was on Sunday handed over to an additional SP rank officer by the IG of Jaipur range. Three arrests have been made so far.

In the contempt pleas filed by Tushar Gandhi and Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala, they alleged that incidents of mob lynching and vigilantism were taking place despite a verdict by the apex court in this regard.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it would hear the petitions on August 28.


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