Dadri lynching case: Akhilesh Yadav meets victim Iqlakh’s kin; assures job, stern action

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday met Dadri lynching victim Iqlakh’s family and assured them to provide every possible assistance. He also said that the state government can also provide them job if required.

He further said, “We will help them, will also provide them with job if required.”

Yadav also said that stern action will be taken against the accused and those attempting to spread rumours.

Meanwhile, Iqlakh’s elder brother thanked UP CM and added that they hope for a quick justice.

“We thank CM Akhilesh Yadav who supported us. We hope that justice will be done,” Iqlakh’s elder brother said.

Akhilesh Yadav had yesterday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to be given to lynching victim’s family.

“The CM has decided to hike the amount of financial assistance being extended to the kin of the victim from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh,” an official spokesman had said.

The Chief Minister, during a review meeting, directed the concerned officials to take all necessary measures to bring the culprits to book and also prevent the occurrence of such an incident.

In the recent development, the Dadri police have detained Uttar Pradesh Home Guards constable Vinay and is being questioned for his alleged involvement in the case. Yesterday, the state police had arrested two main accused — Shivam and Vishal — in connection with the Dadri lynching case. The total number of accused arrested has till now gone up to 10.

50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was bludgeoned to death by a 200-strong mob in a village in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh on Delhi’s outskirts earlier this week, following rumours that he and his family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat as a “pre-planned murder” because of the victim’s religious persuasion. Cow slaughter is banned in Uttar Pradesh.

The victim’s 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured in the incident and is undergoing treatment.

Iqlakh’s other son, Sartaj, who serves in the Indian Air Force, has demanded strict punishment for the murderers of his father.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident. The incident also drew sharp reaction from various political parties.

Several prominent political leaders from Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal have visited Dadri in the last two days to meet Iqlakh’s family

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