Lucknow, April 5: In a major twist in the Dadri Lynching episode, the forensic report may indicate that meat found in Mohammad Akhlaq’s home was actually beef. Uttar Pradesh government on Monday submitted a report on the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri to the additional district judge, Gautam Budh Nagar. The report includes a sealed envelope containing a report by the forensic laboratory of the Mathura Veterinary College on the nature of the meat found in Akhlaq’s home.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Plans to Operate 36 Pairs of Trains With Additional Coaches In These States | Full List Here
According to a Times of India report, which quoted highly placed sources within the government, the Uttar Pradesh government may have changed its stand as the forensic report may indicate that the meat sample was actually beef. The latest development, if found true, could have major political implications as the state headed for assembly elections in about eight months. (ALSO READ: Akhlaq’s family allotted four flats in Greater Noida) Also Read - Travelling To Uttar Pradesh? Read These Latest Guidelines Issued by Yogi Govt Amid Omicron Scare
However the UP government in its report argued that the question of whether the meat was mutton or beef should be delinked from the crime itself, since a man was murdered. Taking U-turn, the state government also agreed for a CBI probe into the matter. Also Read - UPPSC PCS Prelims Result 2021 Announced: Over 7688 Candidates Declared Pass. Here’s How to Check Score on uppsc.up.nic.in
The meat sample found in Akhlaq’s home was first tested at the Rajkiya Pashu Chikitsalaya in Dadri. The report, submitted in October, had said that the meat was mutton. The meat samples had been sent to the Mathura lab for a final result. Mohammad Akhlaq was was lynched on September 28 by a mob led by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Suresh Rana’s son Vishal Rana after announcing in the local temple that his family had slaughtered a cow and consumed it.