Alwar lynching: SC to hear contempt plea filed against Rajasthan government on Aug. 28

New Delhi: A contempt plea has been filed against the Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government in connection with the mob lynching of Akbar alias Rakbar who was lynched on Friday night on suspicion of being a cow smuggler in Alwar. The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the plea for hearing. The petition has been filed by Tehseen Poonawala and Tushar Gandhi who alleged that lynching incidents were taking place in the country despite the apex court’s rulings on cow vigilantism. The plea will be taken up on August 28.

Quoting an eyewitness the Indian Express has reported that the police took over two and a half hours to get Akbar to a hospital barely 4 km away from the lynching spot. The police arranged for vehicles to take the seized cows to a shelter, washed Akbar and even stopped for tea before getting him to the hospital, where he was declared brought dead.