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Minister of State (MoS) for Law and Justice P.P. Chaudhary on Friday refused to comment over the clean chit given to the six accused in the Alwar lynching case.
Speaking to ANI, Choudhary said, "The verdict for the six accused was given by the court; commenting anything on it will not be right".
Earlier in the day, several civil society organisations in Rajasthan reacted strongly to the clean chit, demanding closure of cow smuggling cases against deceased Pehlu Khan's family and others.
Yesterday, the Rajasthan Police gave a clean chit to the six accused in the lynching case of dairy farmer Pehlu Khan.
The police's decision was reportedly based on statements of the staff of a cow shelter and mobile phone records.
55-year-old Pehlu from Nuh in Haryana was grievously assaulted by self-styled cow vigilantes near Behror in Rajasthan on the Delhi-Alwar highway on April 1, for being a cattle smuggler.
He succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital on April 3.
Earlier, the Rashtriya Mahila Gauraksha Dal national president, Sadhvi Kamal, had praised one of the cow vigilantes accused in the Alwar lynching case and referred to him as "today's Bhagat Singh.
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