RANCHI: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey came out in support of four men who were accused of killing two suspected cattle-lifters in Jharkhand.
The Godda MP said he would bear all expenses for fighting the legal battle for them right from lower court to the Supreme Court.
Chiragh-ud-din Ansari, 45, and Murtaza Ansari, 30, were lynched at Dhullu village in Godda early Wednesday morning after being allegedly caught with stolen cattle. According to the police, the Ansaris were among a group of five people who had stolen buffaloes. While three of them managed to escape, the Ansaris were not lucky. Four people - buffalo owner Munshi Soren, Kameshwar Soren, Kishan Rai and Bhukul Kishku - were subsequently arrested.
“Even though lynching is inhuman, four people were arrested after pressure was mounted by the Opposition leaders. The entire village was present at the spot. The four are poor with no source of income other than their cattle,” Dubey said. “If their case is not fought properly, they will remain behind the bars for their entire life and their family will starve to death.”
In his role as the local MP, Dubey said, he had decided to bear entire cost of the legal battle of the four men and to make arrangements of livelihood for their families for income other than their cattle and if their case is not fought properly," said Dubey. They will remain behind the bars for their entire life and their family will starve to death, he added.
"Hence, being Member of Parliament of the region, I have decided to bear entire cost of the legal battle fought for them right from lower court to the Supreme Court and also make arrangements of livelihood for the family,' said the MP.