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Accused in Dadri lynching case, man released on bail

One of the accused in the Dadri lynching case was released from Luksar jail after getting bail from the Allahabad High Court

noida Updated: Apr 29, 2017 18:34 IST
In June last year, villagers had held a mahapanchayat demanding case against slain Mohd Ikhlaq’s family for slaughtering a calf and consuming its meat. Later forensic tests confirmed that the meat was of a “cow or its progeny”.
In June last year, villagers had held a mahapanchayat demanding case against slain Mohd Ikhlaq’s family for slaughtering a calf and consuming its meat. Later forensic tests confirmed that the meat was of a “cow or its progeny”.(HT File Photo)

One of the accused in the Dadri lynching case was released from Luksar jail after getting bail from the Allahabad High Court.

The accused Punit was released on Tuesday evening. Villagers celebrated his release as he reached his village.

Punit and another accused Arun were granted bail by the High Court on April 6. Both were lodged in a jail in Greater Noida.

Arun’s bail documents are expected to reach the district in next two days and till then he will remain in jail.

The two are accused in the murder of 55-year-old Mohammad Ikhlaq of Bisada village in Dadri.

Eighteen residents of Bisada village in Dadri were booked for murder and assault after a local mob attacked Mohd Ikhlaq and his son Danish over allegations of slaughtering a cow and storing its meat for consumption on September 28.

The mob allegedly recovered a bowl of meat from Ikhlaq’s fridge, which it claimed was cow meat. The samples were sent for forensic test. The reports of the test confirmed that the meat was of a “cow or its progeny”.