According to Ram Saran Nagar, legal counsel for a section of the accused, charges against them are yet to be framed. “After yesterday’s HC order, only three accused are still in prison. The next date of hearing is on August 9.”
The remarks came even as Balyan once again insisted on a probe by either UP government or the court concerned to find out who all had consumed meat at the house of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched by a mob in Dadri’s Bisara village nine months ago.
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.
A 24-year-old youth on Tuesday (October 6) was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house, heightening tension in the village after his family alleged that he was facing police harassment following the lynching of a man here over beef rumour.