New Delhi, July 9: The prime accused in Ballabhgarh lynching case, who was arrested by police officials (GRP) on Saturday for stabbing 16-year-old Junaid Khan to death on-board a passenger train, will be produced in court on Sunday. The arrest was made by Haryana Government’ Railway Police (GRP) from Dhule district in Maharashtra and he was shifted to Faridabad late night. Meanwhile, the father of Junaid Khan has reportedly demanded death penalty for the accused.
According to police officials, the accused has confessed that he had stabbed Junaid in the Mathura-bound train. While speaking to media GRP official said, “During the initial investigation, the accused has admitted having stabbed Junaid and his friends on the train.”
The accused identity has not been revealed but according to GRP officials, his identity would be revealed after completing the legal formalities. He has been booked for murder, attempt to murder, wrongful confinement and deliberate and malicious acts.
Earlier the cops have arrested around four passengers who were reportedly involved in the murder of Junaid Khan who was a resident of Ballabgarh, Haryana. Junaid Khan madrassa student was stabbed to death on June 29 by some train passengers in front of his brothers Hashim and Sakir. Junaid’s brothers were injured by a mob.
The police had earlier announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh to anyone giving credible information leading to arrest of the accused in the case.
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also took a stand against the incident and said the incident would not be tolerated either by the Centre or the BJP-ruled Haryana government. While speaking to NDTV Naqvi said “All our senior leaders have condemned the lynching incident. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji expressed his anguish against self-styled vigilantes, who are actually criminals. The action is being taken. The guilty not be spared.”