Dadri lynching case: Allahabad HC grants bail to two accused
Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court, on Tuesday, granted bail to Arun and Punit, two of the several accused in Dadri lynching case. The accused were arrested in lynching of a 55-year-old man, Mohd Akhlaq, who was beaten by a mob and later died for allegedly consuming beef at Dadri in Greater Noida.
Justice UC Srivastava allowed the bail applications of the two accused on condition that accused will neither tamper with the prosecution evidence nor will delay the disposal of trial in any manner.
The Court granted the bail on the ground that the two accused were not named in the FIR. Further, Shaishta, daughter of the deceased, did not named the two accused, Arun and Punit in her statement to the investigating officer and for first time, she disclosed the name of the two accused, before magistrate after a lapse of 68 days since the date of alleged incident.
Even in her statement before magistrate she did not attributed any specific role to the two accused and only general allegations were made against the two. Both were in jail since December 2015.
It is to recall that on September 28 2015, an angry mob beat up Mohammad Akhlaq and injured his son Danish, 22, at Dadri’s Bisada village after an announcement from a local temple that they had consumed ‘beef’ and were storing it in their house. Akhlaq had succumbed to his injuries while Danish survived with critical injuries.
Akhlaq widow had lodged an FIR of the incident against 10 known and 4-5 unknown under Sections 147, 148, 149, 323, 307, 302, 427, 458, 504, 506 IPC and Section 7 of Criminal Law Amendment Act 1932, at police station Jarcha of Gautam Budh Nagar.