Lucknow, Jan 9: Greater Noida Developmental Authority handed over four flats to the kin of Mohammed Akhlaq, who was brutally lynched by a frenzied mob in Dadri. Almost four months after the case of gruesome communal murder, the Uttar Pradesh government led by Samajwadi Party has fulfilled the compensation promise it made to Akhlaq’s surviving family members. His kin were forced to flee the village as the rumour of cow being slaughtered by them grew popular even after the death of Akhlaq.
Among the four flats – one is registered in the name of Akhlaq’s wife Ikraman, whereas, three other would be owned each by the surviving brothers of Akhlaq – Jaan Mohammed, Afzal Ahmad and Zameel Ahmad. However, none of them could shift to the allotted residencies since the area is still under construction. (ALSO READ: Dadri lynching: Meat in Akhlaq’s house was of goat, not beef, confirms veterinary department)
The market value of each of these flats is stated to be Rs 20-25 lakhs. However, the state government has allotted it to them at a nominal rate of Rs 9.5 lakh each. The amount shall be deducted from the Rs 45 lakh compensation granted from the chief minister’s discretionary funds.
Akhlaq was lynched on September 28 by an enraged mob led by Vishal Rana, son of influential BJP leader Suresh Rana. The investigation in the case is currently underway.