Dadri Lynching: BJP Leader's Son Figures Prominently in Charge Sheet, Says Police

Published: 24th December 2015 10:46 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th December 2015 10:46 PM   |  A+A-


GREATER NOIDA: The forensic lab report on the controversial meat whose consumption led to the Dadri lynching incident is yet to come and the name of the son of a local BJP leader "figures prominently" in the charge sheet filed yesterday, police said today.      

Greater Noida Superintendent of Police Sanjay Singh said the forensic report is yet to be received to ascertain whether the meat sample taken from the fridge of deceased Akhlaq’s house at Bishada village was that of goat or cow. "The lab report hasn't come. Whenever it comes, we will let you know," he said. He said the name of Vishal Rana, son of BJP leader Sanjay Rana, "figures prominently" in the charge sheet while others named in the document "are involved in rioting."      

The charge sheet in the case filed in a magistrate court here yesterday names 15 persons including Vishal. A murder case under section 302 of IPC was registered in connection with the lynching incident in which 51-year-old Akhlaq was dragged by a mob out of his house and beaten to death over rumours of beef storage in his house and consumption. His son Danish was seriously wounded in the attack.            

The victim's advocate Yusuf Saifi said today that January 4 has been fixed for committing the case to a sessions judge for trial and other proceedings.  "All the 15 accused will be produced before the court on that day and then the case will proceed further for evidence and other proceedings," said Saifi.      

The charge sheet has been filed in the court by police on the basis of statement recorded by deceased’s daughter Shaista and other investigations, he said.       According to Saifi, in the accused list, two had claimed to be juveniles. "In one case, the age-proof certificate produced showed his age of 16 while his actual age was 20. Another accused’s age proof is being further verified," he added.     

Police have arrested two accused and the rest would be arrested soon by police, said Saifi adding Danish's statement has been recorded by police but there is no need at present to produce it before the court. Meanwhile, notice was yet to be given by the court in the case relating to another BJP leader Sangeet Som who has been accused of violating prohibitory orders in Bishada village.              

Senior Prosecution Officer officer Daya Shankar Ram Tripathi said "notice is yet to be sent from the court."   


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