Key witnesses in the Pehlu Khan case, including Khan's sons and his lawyer were allegedly fired upon by unknown men, while they were on their way to testify in the case, reports The Indian Express.
They were reportedly overtaken by a black Scorpio on the NH-8 in Alwar and were shot at. They were going to Behror from Nuh in Haryana, where they live. After the altercation, the witnesses — Azmat; Rafiq; Pehlu Khan's sons Irshad and Arif and lawyer Asad Hayat — took a U-turn and an alternate route through the villages to reach Alwar and meet the SP.
Speaking to The Indian Express, Irshad Khan said, "The vehicle came near and the men inside waved their hands, asking us to stop. We might have even stopped, but we didn’t as their vehicle did not have a number plate. Then their vehicle came nearer and the men started hurling abuses at us, telling us to stop at once. Then they overtook us and fired upon us."
The witnesses have demanded that the case be transferred from Behror to Alwar. However, Alwar SP Rajendra Singh has clarified to The Indian Express, that they haven't been informed of the matter. Pehlu Khan was a dairy farmer who was killed by 'gaur rakshaks' in an incident of lynching in Rajasthan's Alwar in April 2017.
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