The advisory to the police personnel also said that they "should avoid taking any gift from any political party or candidate, avoid posting politically coloured social media updates and remain impartial and non-partisan during the polls".
Senior Superintendent of Police, Saharanpur, Dinesh Kumar P, said, “A murder case was filed on the basis of the complaint filed by the jail authority. Since postmortem could not confirm the cause of death, we will wait for the viscera report to decide the next court of action. We will also seek opinion from legal experts.”
“Attacks on our caste members by those from the upper ca-stes are on the rise. We will launch an agitation if arrests are not made soon and adequate compensation is not given,” said Ajay Pal Paliwali, Bhim Army leader.
Since 2012, the ‘National Police Group’ on Telegram, which comprises only constables, head constables, assistant sub-inspectors, sub-inspectors and inspectors from 28 states, has helped crack several cases.
The groups, one with members from the Yadav community and the other Dalit community, filed cross FIRs, based on which two persons were arrested. One person received serious injuries while three suffered minor injuries.
An FIR was lodged under IPC sections 34 (common intention), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint),148(rioting, armed with deadly weapons), 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder). Muzaffarnagar SP (Rural) Alok Sharma told The Indian Express over phone,
According to the prosecution, the blast took place when Abdul Khaliq’s cycle had collided with another cycle coming from the opposite direction near the railway station on January 20, 1997. Khaliq was among the injured.