Hearing of Dadri lynching case was deferred till August 1 on Monday as the counsels of the accused persons sought time to file objections on application of the complainant.
“Hearing on framing of charges will start once we file the objections on the complaint’s applications filed on previous dates. Today (on Monday) we sought time from the court to file objections, which was accepted and the court deferred the matter till August 1,” said Ram Sharan Nagar, counsel of the accused persons.
On the night of September 28 last year, Mohammad Ikhlaq, 55 and his younger son Danish, 21, were attacked by a mob of locals at their residence at Bisada village of Dadri, 50 km from Delhi, over allegations of slaughtering a cow and storing its meat for consumption. Ikhlaq had succumbed to his injuries while Danish survived with a fractured skull. Eighteen people, including three juveniles, were arrested on charges of murder and assault. Two of the juveniles are out on bail. The mob had recovered remains of a carcass from the village and a bowl of meat from the fridge of Ikhlaq, forensic reports of which confirmed it belonged to a ‘cow or its progeny’.
Counsel of Ikhlaq’s family Yusuf Saifi said they will demand slapping of stringent charges against the accused persons.
“We will seek stringent charges against the accused persons and a quick execution of the punishment,” said Saifi.
The district fast track court is hearing the Dadri lynching case.