Alwar lynching case: Supreme Court to hear plea seeking contempt action against Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court (SC) said on Monday that it will on August 20 hear a plea asking for ‘contempt action’ against Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the Alwar lynching case of last week, reported news agencies.

A 31-year-old Muslim man was lynched in Alwar in Rajasthan last Friday. Rakbar Khan, who’s from Haryana, was allegedly attacked by a group of 8-10 cow vigilantes, succumbed to injuries in hospital a few hours later.

In his dying statement, Rakbar told police that he and his friend Aslam were walking back with two cows they had bought when they came under attack in Ramgarh, with the mob accusing them of being smugglers taking the cattle for slaughter.

The attack on Rakbar Khan came a mere two days after the horror inflicted by lynch mobs resonated in the SC, which said horrendous acts of mobocracy could not be allowed to become the norm and directed that a law be drafted to rein in this terror. And just hours before the attack on him, the lynching issue…

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