Dadri, June 6: Demanding registration of an FIR against Mohammad Akhlaq’s family for alleged cow slaughter, residents of Bishada village in Dadri has called a ‘mahapanchayat’ that may instigate violence in the area. Hindu radical groups including Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), Rashtrawadi Pratap Sena and Goraksha Dal and Hindu Yuva Vahini have announced to participate in the grand gathering.
To prevent communal violence in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh police has imposed Section 144, which prevents large groups from gathering as a precaution against violence. “The conclave is a must,” local BJP leader Sanjay Rana, whose son Vishal, is among those linked by the police to the murder of Mohammad Akhlaq told NDTV. More police personnel have been deployed in the village to control any unwanted situation. (ALSO READ: Akhilesh Yadav questions authenticity of Dadri report)
Showing forensic report of a Mathura lab which declared that the meat found at Mohammad Akhlak’s house was beef, residents of Dadri met the Gautam Budh Nagar SSP and demanded an FIR against Akhlaq’s family. The 52-year-old Akhlaq and his son Danish were dragged out of their home on September 28, 2015 and brutally assaulted by a mob, following rumours that they had slaughtered a cow. Akhlaq later succumbed to his injuries and the incident has sparked off a major poliical row.
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today questioned the authenticity of the forensic report which stated that the meat found from Dadri lynching victim Mohammad Akhlaq’s house was of “cow or its progeny”.