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SIT IN PEHLU KHAN CASE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CONSTITUTED EARLIER: SACHIN PILOT 
23 August 2019

Rajasthan Dy. CM Sachin Pilot has said that the Congress government should have constituted the SIT into the lynching of Pehlu Khan soon after forming the government in the state. 

Talking to journalists in Alwar on Wednesday, Pilot said, "Pehlu Khan died, the court's verdict came before us and the government announced the constitution of a SIT. I feel that justice delayed is justice denied. After considering the facts at the right time, there should be an inquiry and strict action should be taken against the guilty," he said, adding that the government should have constituted the SIT earlier. 

The Ashok Gehlot government had announced the SIT after an Alwar court acquitted six persons in the case, giving them the benefit of doubt. Hence, Pilot's comments were seen as a subtle attack on Gehlot, who also holds the Home portfolio. 

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