Dadri Lynching: Report changed under BJP influence, says Congress

Soon after the report, some Bisara residents and local BJP leaders had demanded that an FIR be registered against Akhlaq’s family. Mistry also demanded fresh investigation of the sample from an independent laboratory.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: June 9, 2016 4:14 am
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Questioning the authenticity of the Mathura laboratory’s report that meat sample collected from Dadri lynching site belonged to a “cow or its progeny”, Congress Wednesday demanded a fresh test by an independent agency. Alleging that the report has been manipulated, AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry charged the BJP with being “hell bent” on creating communal tension for political gains.

“The report (on meat sample) has been manipulated. The very next day, a mahapanchayat was announced in the village. This report is being used to create a communal divide. Thus, we demand a fresh investigation of the sample by any another independent lab,” Mistry said.

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Asked who manipulated the report, Mistry said, “it was done under influence of BJP”.

Mistry, who is in Lucknow here to review preparations for the Rajya Sabha and Legislative Council elections in the state, alleged that the strategy of BJP national president Amit Shah was to win next year’s Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh by dividing the votes.

“The way situation is building up in western Uttar Pradesh, it seems that BJP is hell bent on divide the communities. Amit Shah thinks that he can win UP election only by division of votes. Hindu-Muslim ka khagda karake election jeeto (win elections by creating communal tension) seems to be their sole motive,” alleged Mistry.

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