Ballabhgarh lynching case: Prime accused in Junaid Khan’s killing arrested; All that has happened so far

Ballabhgarh lynching case: On June 22, Junaid Khan was stabbed to death while his brothers, Hashim and Sakir, were injured on board a Mathura-bound train by a mob which allegedly hurled communal slurs against them. The boys were on their way back home to Ballabhgarh after doing Eid shopping in Delhi's Sadar Bazaar.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 8, 2017 9:46 pm
Junaid khan, faridabad lynching, ballabhgarh lynching, main accused in faridabad lynching arrested, faridabad train lynching Ballabhgarh lynching case: Junaid Khan (shown in the picture) was reportedly lynched by the frenzied mob after an argument broke out over seats escalated.

On Saturday, the prime accused in connection with the Junaid Khan lynching case was arrested from Dhule district of Maharashtra, more than a fortnight after the incident had occurred. The Government Railway Police (GRP) said in a statement that a team was sent to Dhule after they received a tip-off that the accused was hiding there. The name of the accused was not mentioned in the statement. He would be produced before a court on Sunday. “We have arrested a person from Maharashtra,” SP, GRP, Kamaldeep Goyal said. He was nabbed from Sakri in Dhule, he said. The GRP also claimed that the accused had “confessed” to having killed the 15-year-old during interrogation. “The identity of the accused was not disclosed keeping in mind the legal process,” the statement said.

On June 22, Junaid was stabbed to death while his brothers, Hashim and Sakir, were injured on board a Mathura-bound train by a mob which allegedly hurled communal slurs against them. The boys were on their way back home to Ballabhgarh after doing Eid shopping in Delhi’s Sadar Bazaar. Narrating their ordeal, Junaid’s brothers said the attackers had taunted and repeatedly called them “anti-nationals” and “beef eaters”. Junaid was reportedly lynched by the frenzied mob after an argument broke out over seats escalated. The youth’s body was subsequently dumped close to Asaoti village in Faridabad district. The incident also sparked a nationwide outrage with protests being held across the country.

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Earlier, the police had arrested five persons, including a Delhi government employee, in connection with the killing of Junaid between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations onboard a Delhi-Mathura passenger train. Police said all the arrested had admitted to being the part of the mob but claimed they did not wield the knife that killed the 15-year-old. All of them are currently lodged in Neemka jail, Faridabad. Haryana Railway Police, who had been struggling to nab the main accused, had also announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for “credible information about the accused”.

Police had been pursuing a promising lead received from the CCTV footage procured last week from a camera installed at a community centre near Asaoti railway station. The footage showed three men getting on a motorcycle and fleeing from the area soon after the train in which Junaid was killed came to a halt at the station. The footage, however, is of  “poor quality”, which made it harder for police to identify the men.

Condemning the incident, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu had told NDTV, “It is atrocious, it should not have happened at all….Local law enforcement authorities must act fast.” Several other leaders cutting across the political spectrum had also condemned the incident simultaneously.

With inputs from PTI

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    Tintorito Ray
    Jul 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm
    While sickular media is writing reams of pages on Junaid Khan they don't care to even mention Hindu's slaughtered in West Bengal. Does Hindu lives don't matter??
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      BigPig
      Jul 9, 2017 at 11:07 am
      Who is tolerent and progressive? Hindu majority India or porkistan? Get freedom simultaneously, but everyone can see the difference between Hinduism and Islam.
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        Antony
        Jul 9, 2017 at 5:00 am
        RSS trolls below with fake christian ID paid to comment on daily basis by RSS-IT cell spotted by real Antony! cowards doesnt have courage to use their own names ! this is the strategy to play people against each other so they use fake christian and muslim ids to justify killings by sanghis and to spit communal passions and generate enemosity among different communities ! these guys are paid 500 rs per day to comment 24x7 . those who read IE regularly will easily spot them.typical RSS deception
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          Black and Blue
          Jul 9, 2017 at 2:51 am
          This is terrorism, or not, Mr. Modiji and his council of ministers, shall define the term TERRORISM, SAAB KA SAAT SAAB KA VIKAS, Is he faking the Nation with his b ed rhetoric.The BJP's militant wings and its propaganda machinery, shall be named and b ed as terrorist organisations, Hinduism does not preach or advocate such acts'
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            Antony
            Jul 9, 2017 at 1:23 am
            This is what Muslims believe in. A BBC poll gauging sentiments in Britain’s Muslim community following the Charlie Hebdo massacre found that more than a quarter of Muslims harbor sympathy for the Islamic terrorist motives behind the Paris attacks that left 17 people dead. A similar number, 24 percent Muslims, suggested that violence against those who publish images of Muhammad can be justified, while 11 percent felt sympathetic towards people who want to fight against Western interests.
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              Antony
              Jul 9, 2017 at 4:52 am
              RSS troll with fake christian ID paid to comment on daily basis by RSS-IT cell spotted by real Antony!
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              Antony
              Jul 9, 2017 at 1:17 am
              By most conservative counts, the Quran contains over 100 passages that call Muslims to take up arms against unbelievers in the name of Allah. “Kill them [unbelievers] wherever you find them… And fight them until there is no more unbelief and worship is for Allah alone” (Quran 2:191-193). “Strike off their heads and strike from them every fingertip” (Quran 8:12). “Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties in exchange for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they slay and are slain” (Quran 9:111). “Truly Allah loves those who fight in His cause in battle array…” (Quran 61:4) “The Messenger of Allah said: I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah” (Sahih Muslim 1:33). The word translated “fight” in many of the verses above is the infamous word jihad, which loosely means “struggle.”
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                Black and Blue
                Jul 9, 2017 at 3:08 am
                Please collect your daily BJP dole(Hapta) and relax , I hope you get a sense of humanity , - Pls. promote Gandhian values and Hinduism in its true sense.
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                  Antony
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 4:52 am
                  RSS troll with fake christian ID paid to comment on daily basis by RSS-IT cell spotted by real Antony!
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                  Antony
                  Jul 9, 2017 at 1:16 am
                  After every attack in the name of Allah and Muhammed, many people hasten to disavow the connection between the Islamic faith of the terrorists and their murderous actions. Whether it’s 9/11, the London bombings, or the ISIS beheadings—it’s always the same refrain: Attacks carried out by radical Muslims have nothing to do with the religion of Islam. But the sad truth is that the so-called “religion of peace” is responsible for more deaths and violence than any other religion in the world. Shockingly, even French President François Hollande repeated this mantra after the recent murder of more than a dozen journalists and several Jews by Muslim jihadists in Paris. And it won't be long for we see articles scrambling to create some distance between the Islamic faith and the mass killings of Christians by the Islamic group Boko Haram.
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                    Antony
                    Jul 9, 2017 at 4:53 am
                    RSS troll with fake christian ID paid to comment on daily basis by RSS-IT cell spotted by real Antony!
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                    Antony
                    Jul 9, 2017 at 1:13 am
                    This is what Satanic Koran and rapist MOHammed says, “Men are the protectors and maintainers of women because Allah has made one superior to the other and because they spend to support them from their means. Therefore, righteous women are obedient and they guard in the husband’s absence what Allah orders them to guard. And, as to those women from whom you fear disobedience, give them a warning, send them to separate beds, and beat them.” 4:34 Why feminists haven’t devoted 100 of their anger toward Islam boggles the mind. Is forcing women to wear black polyester bags in desert heat and then stoning them to death for being raped not at least a little bit ist?
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                      Antony
                      Jul 9, 2017 at 4:53 am
                      RSS troll with fake christian ID paid to comment on daily basis by RSS-IT cell spotted by real Antony!
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