NEW DELHI: Nine months after 52 year old Mohmmad Akhlaq was lynched by a mob for alleged cow slaughter, the Bisara village in Dadri is back on the boil.
A recent forensic report has also triggered a political storm in the sleepy village with right-wing groups demanding registration of case against Akhlaq's family.
Defying the prohibitory orders imposed in the village by the district magistrate N.P.Singh around 100 people met at the same temple of the village where a priest used loudspeaker to rouse the village into action, after which a mob headed for Akhlaq's home.
The meet was included Sanjay Rana, who is related to one of the prime accused under arrest, local Shiv Sena members on Monday evening in the village. After the two hour discussion the panchayat decided to wait for 20 days for a response from the administration and register a case, if not then will intensify the protest.
Although the police is having a hard time in explaining the violation of the section which prohibits any gathering of people more than four.
“We felt that this was not a gathering that could disrupt the peace and harmony of the area, it was just a simple meeting held by the elders of the village and members of the panchayat . No speakers no, microphones, nothing that could lead to any disruption of the daily lives happened” Anurag Singh Circle Officer Dadri told Express.
"A complaint was filed with police after the forensic report said the meat in the freezer at Akhlaq's house was beef. No FIR has been filed yet in this regard. The villagers have decided to hold a maha panchayat as police have failed to register an FIR based on our complaint. Residents of Satha Chaurasi village will also attend it," Rana said.
Meanwhile, Akhlaq’s family members have decided to challenge the forensic report of meat which was issued from Mathura forensic laboratory. Yasuf Safai, Lawer of Akhlaq’s family said “The meat sample collected in this case was taken from outside not from Akhlaq home and it is not related to this case. We will challenge the lab report in higher court.”
Safi further informed that all the 18 accused persons involved in this case were produced before the designated in Surajpur district court.
The charges were to be framed on Monday but it was postpone as the Defence counsel raised certain objections and demanded the report on the nature of injuries suffered by Akhlaq and his son Danish.