THE SHAMLI administration is learnt to have found at least seven families “still living in Kandhla” while the rest in the BJP MP’s second list of Hindus allegedly forced out of their homes as having “moved out for a better life”.
The findings, part of the administration’s probe into the second “exodus” list released by Hukum Singh on June 14, have once again laid bare the saffron party’s claims that Hindu families that moved out of Kandhla were any way “threatened” by goons belonging to “a particular community”.
“They (the families that left) moved out for career growth or for their businesses. We have come to this conclusion after recording the statements of their neighbours in Kandhla,” said Sub-divisional magistrate, Kairana, Ram Avtar Gupta. None of the families moved out because of “fear or threat”, as has been alleged, while most got settled in states such as Uttarakhand, Delhi and Haryana, the SDM added.
Gupta had probed the BJP MP’s first list containing names of 346 Hindu families in Kairana town of the district and similarly concluded that the claims were anything but true.
While the probe report into the second list is expected to be submitted to District Magistrate Sujeet Kumar in a couple of days, the SDM shared the findings with The Indian Express.
While 33 of the families left Kandhla some three years ago, 18 others had left over five years ago. Three families were found to have left around a decade ago. Four persons holding government posts in Shamli shifted to their native place after retirement, the official said.
“Some of those who moved out had sold their houses,” he said. Significantly, seven families on the list were found to be still living in Kandhla while four persons named on the list are dead. One family was mentioned twice, the inquiry found.