Dadri case: court orders FIR against Akhlaq's family

Dadri case: court orders FIR against Akhlaq's family

Dadri case: court orders FIR against Akhlaq's family

Almost 11 months after Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched over rumours of cooking beef in Dadri, a court on Thursday ordered registration of a case against his kin for slaughtering a cow.

Tension prevailed at Bisada village after the order, and additional security personnel  were deployed as a precautionary measure, police sources here said.

The order of the chief judicial magistrate of Gautam Buddh Nagar district came after a forensic laboratory in Mathura said in its report that the piece of meat recovered from Akhlaq’s house was of “cow or its progeny”.

The court also ordered the police to register a case against Akhlaq’s kin under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, according to the lawyer of the petitioner Suraj Pal.

Advocate Rajiv Tyagi said that those against whom the court has ordered registration of a case included Akhlaq's brother Jan Mohammed, his mother Asghari, wife Ikraman, son Danish and daughter Shaista and another person.

The court had earlier reserved its order on the petition after hearing the parties concerned. The petitioner had alleged that Akhlaq and his family members had slaughtered a calf.

Police said that they were awaiting a copy of the court's order after which they would lodge an FIR.

The villagers in Bisada had been protesting the arrest of several youth in connection with the lynching and claimed that they were innocent.

A mob at Bisada village had lynched Akhlaq and seriously wounded his son Danish after rumours that beef was being cooked at their home in September last year. The killing had triggered a nationwide outrage.

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