The UP government on Wednesday stated before the Allahabad high court that there was no need to transfer the investigation of Dadri lynching case to the CBI as the charge sheet had been submitted by the UP police against the accused after completion of investigation.
The government said that the trial court before which the charge sheet had been filed would look into the matter and claimed that fair investigation had been carried out into the case.
Keeping the affidavit filed by state government on record, the division bench comprising justice Ajai Lamba and justice Raghvendra Kumar directed the petitioner to file a rejoinder in response to the counter affidavit.
The court fixed May 4 as the next date of hearing.
The petitioner requested the court to transfer the investigation to CBI and also sought a stay on the entire proceedings pending before the trial court.
On September 28, 2015, an angry mob beat up Mohammad Akhlaq and injured his son Danish (22) at Bisada village in Dadri after an announcement was made from a local temple that the family had consumed beef and were also storing it in their house. Akhlaq had succumbed to injuries in the incident.