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Case Filed Against Priyanka For Tweet

New Delhi : A criminal case has been registered against Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Muzaffarpur Court by advocate Sudhir Ojha for her tweet on the recent judgment in Pehlu Khan lynching case (2017) of Alwar.

The case has been filed under section 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.   

Priyanka had today tweeted against the verdict and this could generate religious fenzy and it is also a contempt of court, the petitioner said. 

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had expressed shock over a Rajasthan trial court's acquittal of six men accused of beating dairy farmer Pehlu Khan to death two years ago on suspicion of cattle smuggling, stating there could be "no place for inhumaneness" in India. 

"The lower court decision in the Pehlu Khan case is shocking. There should be no place for inhumaneness in our country and the murder by a mob is a heinous crime," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote in Hindi.Pehlu Khan, a 55-year-old from Haryana was brutally beaten up by cow vigilantes near Behror in Rajasthan on the Delhi-Alwar highway on April 1. He was accused of transporting cattle without prior permission. The lynching was caught on camera. He was attacked by rods and sticks.

He succumbed to his injuries at a private hospital on April 3, 2017.

On Wednesday, the Alwar court in Rajasthan said that video of the lynching was not admissible evidence. The video had gone viral in the aftermath of the incident. The trial in the case was completed on August 7. The victim's side presented 44 witnesses in the case.

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