UP sends Dadri lynching report to home ministry

Lucknow, Oct 6 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday submitted to the union home ministry a detailed report on the Bisahada incident at Dadri in Greater Noida, where a mob lynched a man over rumours that he ate beef, an official said.

The home ministry had sought to know from the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh the background of the incident, the action taken in the aftermath and some other details with regard to tension in some parts of the state.

While the report’s contents were not made public, sources said, the report details how the incident panned out after announcements made from a loudspeaker in a nearby temple that Mohammed Akhlaq and his family were consuming beef and had even stocked it.

The mob, which had then gone berserk and attacked the Muslim family, beating to death 50-year-old Akhlaq while critically injuring his son, sources say, was led by two youths, families of both owe allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Of the 10 people, arrested regarding the incident so far also have a BJP connection, with some members of their family being member of the BJP.

The party, however, questioned the narrative and said that just because anyone is a BJP sympathiser does not make the party involved in an incident.

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