Allahabad High Court stays arrest of members of Akhlaq family
Allahabad: A two-judge bench of Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed arrest of members of Akhlaq family which was ordered by Gautambudha Nagar chief judicial magistrate’s court last month.
The bench headed by justice Ramesh Sinha has sent a notice to the state government in this connection.
The CJM, besides ordering arrest, had asked the police to register a case against the members of the family under the prevention of cruelty to animals act. This order was issued on a petition filed by Suraj Pal , a resident of Gautambudha Nagar.
Background of the case:
- The petition was filed in the court on July 7
- The hearing concluded on July 11
- After hearing the two side the court reserved its judgement
- On July 14 the judgement was delivered.
- The court asked the police, in its judgement to register cases
- Akhlaq was killed by a mob which had gone violent following reports that he had killed a protected animal and stored the flesh in his house
- Police filed a case against 19 accused in this case
- Following the incident the village became a must-visit site
- Two tests were conducted. While one of them found the meat to be that of a cow, the other one denied it.
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