Unidentified persons shot at the vehicle in which the sons of Pehlu Khan were on the way to depose in the April 2017 lynching case in which their father died.

The incident occurred on Saturday morning at the NH-8 in Alwar district of Rajasthan, according to a report in The Indian Express.

Khan’s sons, Irshad and Arif, were travelling with two witnesses, Azmat and Rafiq, and their lawyer Asad Hyatt in a car towards Behror when a black Scorpio with no number plate tried to overtake their vehicle and block their path.

Irshad told The Indian Express that he saw the occupants of the vehicle signalling them to stop their car.

“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,” he said.

Hyatt said they had to make a U-turn to avoid the SUV.

“They started firing at us as we didn’t stop. We sped away and their vehicle went on towards Behror. We are taking another route through the villages to reach Alwar and meet the SP,” the lawyer said while demanding that the case be transferred from Behror to Alwar.

Alwar SP Rajendra Singh said that they had not approached him yet.

“We have come to know only from the media. If they approach us we will take action as required,” he said.