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A senior advocate appointed as the special public prosecutor (SPP) in the Rakbar Khan lynching case has claimed that the Rajasthan government was not interested in contesting the case.

Rakbar Khan, a resident of Haryana, was brutally assaulted by a mob on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan in 2018. He later died of his injuries while in police custody.

Mohan Singh, an assistant sub-inspector, had at the time admitted that there had been a delay in taking Khan to the hospital. He was suspended and three other personnel were transferred.

Advocate Nasir Ali Naqvi, who was appointed as the SPP in the case in 2021 by the Rajasthan government, said in a letter to the Alwar superintendent of police that his fee and conveyance bills have been pending for a long time.

Naqvi told that he was not paid his fees despite repeated requests.

Naqvi said his fees and conveyance bill worth Rs 3 lac have not been paid since he was appointed in the case in 2021.

He said that he will stop appearing in the case if his dues are not cleared.

“My fee and conveyance bills are pending for a long time and my fee is not paid to me despite my repeated requests. As I am residing in Jaipur and after the decision of the case, it will not be possible for me to come to Alwar to pursue the payment of my bills. I also reveal that the government is not interested in contesting the case. In such an eventuality, I am not able to appear in the case in future” Navi wrote in a letter, which was also marked to the Alwar collector and other state officials.

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