About 23 former IAS officers have sent an open letter to Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje demanding justice in the lynching and murder of Pehlu Khan in Alwar.
The officers from 1968 batch including former West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi have demanded the immediate arrest of all those responsible for the heinous act.
"We are very disturbed by the lynching and murder of Pehlu Khan in Alwar. We are also dismayed by the acts of omission and commission by the government following the incident, including the delay and marked reluctance in arresting all those guilty of the act," the letter read.
Pehlu Khan, 55, was beaten to death on April 1 in Alwar district by a mob of gau rakshaks. Khan and four others were attacked allegedly by the cow vigilantes while they were on their way to Haryana after purchasing cattle in Rajasthan's Ramgarh.
Khan succumbed to grievous injuries at a hospital on April 3.