SC seeks Rajasthan government’s response in Alwar lynching case

The Supreme Court on August 20 sought a detailed affidavit from the Rajasthan government giving details of the action taken by them with regard to the incident of lynching on July 20 in Alwar District.

An apex court bench headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra asked the principal secretary of the home department of the state government to file an affidavit giving details of the action taken in the lynching case.

Court has asked for the affidavit to be filed in one week, the court posted the matter for the next hearing on August 30.

The SC’s direction came while hearing a contempt petition filed by Congress leader Tehseen Poonawalla and Tushar Gandhi, in connection with the Alwar lynching case. Ganghi and Poonawalla alleged that incidents of mob lynching and vigilantism were taking place despite the SC’s verdict in this regard.

In Alwar lynching incident Rakbar Khan was allegedly beaten by cow vigilantes in Alwar district’s Ramgarh area when he was leading two cows from Ladpura village to his home to Haryana.

According to reports, the Alwar police took three hours to take the victim to a hospital which was only six kilometers away from the place of incident.