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Will ensure justice for all: UP CM Akhilesh on Dadri lynching case

Updated: Jul 15, 2016 18:49 IST      
Will ensure justice for all: UP CM Akhilesh on Dadri lynching case

Lucknow, July 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the state government will welcome the court's verdict on the Dadri lynching case, but added that all efforts will be made to ensure justice for all.

Yadav said that his government had earlier conducted a fair probe into the matter.

"See, whatever will be the court's decision, the government will respect it. The government earlier also conducted a fair probe. And we can assure you that as far as the court's verdict is concerned, the government will definitely agree with it and fully respect the same," Yadav told ANI.

"But the government will also ensure that injustice is not meted out to anybody," he added.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's remark came after a local court directed that an FIR be registered against 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq and the six members of his family under laws related to cow slaughter and animal cruelty.

Last year, Akhlaq was lynched by a mob in Uttar Pradesh's Bisara village for allegedly consuming beef.

The police had earlier filed its report in the court stating that 'no FIR' on charges of cow slaughter and animal cruelty had been lodged against Akhlaq's family.

The petitioner had urged the court to direct the police to register an FIR against Akhlaq's family members on charges of cow slaughter and animal cruelty.

The petition claims that two villagers from Bisada namely Ranvir and Jatan saw Akhlaq and his son Danish beat up a calf on September 29 last year.

Akhlaq allegedly told them that since the calf was attacking the people, he was going to tie up the animal at his brother Jaan Mohammed's house.

The petition said another villager Prem Singh while passing by Akhlaq's house saw the latter holding the calf down while his brother Jaan Mohammad was slitting the animal's throat.

According to the petitioner, Akhlaq was on the night of September 28 stopped near Bada transformer by some residents, while others reached his house and found a vessel with remains of some animal and meat.

The petitioner claimed the mob got out of control and beat up Akhlaq and his son Danish. Akhlaq was beaten to death.

The petitioner had also cited forensic report by the Mathura forensic lab, which said the meat samples was of an animal of the cow progeny. (ANI)

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