Alwar lynching case: victim's father moves SC

Alwar lynching case: victim's father moves SC

Rakbar Khan's father Suleman at his home in Kolgaon. DH photo

The father of the Alwar lynching case victim has approached the Supreme Court seeking a probe by a special investigation team and transfer of the case to Delhi.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud agreed to list the petition filed by Suleman, father of Rakbar Khan, next week for consideration.

Advocate Mehmood Pracha, representing Suleman, sought an urgent hearing in the matter.

The petitioner claimed that the state police appeared to be “trying to manipulate and botch up the investigation with a view to shield and save the real culprits”.

He sought direction to the transfer the criminal case lodged on July 21 with Ramgarh police station in Alwar, related to the murder of his son. He also sought an order to transfer the proceedings to a court in Delhi.

The petitioner also sought a direction to grant compensation as the deceased was the sole bread earner of the family. He also sought protection for the family.