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UP govt opposes CBI Inquiry into Dadri beef issue

sasri-smallLUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh government has opposed a CBI Inquiry into Dadri beef issue. In an affidavit filed before Allahabad High Court, seeking an inquiry by the CBI into Dadri’s Bishara village  lynching case where a Muslim man Akhlaq was killed in September last year on the suspicion of eating beef and storing it in his refrigerator.

An official spokesman said here on Monday that the investigation of the incident in Bishara village was free and fair and was based on the evidences. The spokesman denied the allegations made in the petition that the investigation was influenced by political motive.
In Dadri’s Bishara village on September 28, last year a 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his son Danish (22) was brutally beaten up as punishment for allegedly eating beef on Eid and ‘storing it’ for later consumption.
A riot-like situation gripped the sleepy village, a little over 40 km from the bustling sub-city of Noida, near Delhi, on September 29, when their relatives were barred from participating in the funeral procession.Sanjay Singh and other of the Bishara village have filed a writ petition in the Allahabad high court alleging that the investigation of the case was politically motivated.
The state government claimed that an impartial investigation was conducted in that case and the persons were charge sheeted after tangible evidence was found against them’.

The official statement contradicted the claim of the petitioner that he was the plaintiff in the case. The spokesman said the only plaintiff in the case is Ikraman, the widow of Akhlaq and mother of Danish.  The spokesman also contradicted the claims of the petitioner that he was named in the case because he was associated with the Bhartiya Janata Party.

The official spokesman said here on Monday that if the high court finds any anomaly in the investigation then the state government would take its cognisance and impartial investigation will be conducted.
“Even if the high court finds it necessary to have an inquiry by the CBI then the state government will honour and implement the court’s order,” said the spokesman.
An FIR was lodged at the jarcha police station of Gautam Buddh Nagar district    On  September 28 last year by Ikraman, widow of akhlaq alleging that 10-15 persons  carrying sticks and sharp edged weapons had barged into her house  and assaulted her husband akhlaq and son Danish.

They also destroyed the household articles.  Named FIR against 10 persons and five other persons were lodged at the police station. The spokesman said charge sheet has been filed in the court of additional session judge/ fast track court and the case is listed for hearing on April 7.