New Delhi, Aug. 17:
A criminal case was filed against Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in connection with her tweet on a trial court verdict in Rajasthan in which six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case were acquitted.
The criminal case against Priyanka Gandhi was filed by petitioner Sudhir Ojha. After the six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case were acquitted, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra termed the verdict as “shocking” and hoped the Rajasthan government will do justice in the matter.
In April 2017, Khan was killed after being attacked by cow vigilantes near Behror on the Jaipur-Delhi national highway.
The mob of cow vigilantes waylaid Khan and his son, and accused them of smuggling cattle even though he produced papers to prove that the consignment was legal. Khan died at a private hospital two days later. The lawyer has accused Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of spreading communal tension following the verdict and contempt of court in connection with her tweet regarding acquittal of accused in Pehlu Khan lynching case.
The petitioner Sudhir Ojha said, “Today in Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) court here, I have filed a criminal case against Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra under sections 504, 506, 153 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and contempt of court in connection with her tweet regarding acquittal of accused in Pehlu Khan lynching case.”
Ojha said, “The acquittal was done by the court due to lack of search, however, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today tweeted against the verdict and this could generate religious frenzy and it also a contempt of court.” “I have filed a case and the court has accepted it and announced that the hearing, in this case, will take place on August 26,” the petitioner added.