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Supreme Court refuses lynch case urgent plea

The plea was against states that had failed to implement the court’s year-old directive to rein in lynch mobs and vigilante squads

Our Special Correspondent New Delhi Published 05.07.19, 01:46 AM
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The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down a plea for urgent hearing of a contempt application against states that had failed to implement the court’s year-old directive to rein in lynch mobs and vigilante squads.

An advocate appearing for one of the petitioners on Thursday orally sought early hearing of the case on the ground that incidents of mob lynching are rising despite the slew of judgments by the apex court last year to curb the menace.

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However, a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta said the application would come up during the normal course of hearing.

Lynched over cattle

A 36-year-old day labourer, Budhi Kumar Tripura, was lynched by a mob in Tripura’s Dhalai district on Tuesday night on suspicion of cattle theft.

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