HC asks UP govt to file reply on bail plea of accused in Dadri lynching case

A single judge bench of Justice Pratyush Kumar asked the state government to file its reply on the bail application of Vishal by July 21, the next date of hearing.

Published: 14th July 2017 11:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th July 2017 11:46 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court today asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a reply on the bail application of one of the accused in the Dadri lynching case.

A single judge bench of Justice Pratyush Kumar asked the state government to file its reply on the bail application of Vishal by July 21, the next date of hearing.

The High Court had in April granted bail to two other accused in the case. Mohammad Akhlaq (55) was beaten to death and his son Danish was brutally assaulted by a mob that had barged into their house at Bisada village of Gautam Buddh Nagar district in September 2015.

The mob had attacked Akhlaq accusing him and his family of slaughtering a cow's calf and consuming its meat.

The incident had evoked a huge outcry with some Sahitya Akademi award winning authors returning their prizes in protest.

Preliminary tests of the sample of meat collected from Akhlaq's house even suggested that it was mutton though a forensic laboratory at Mathura, where it was sent later, said it was of "cow or its progeny".

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