Two-day extension in Bisada hearing
The chief judicial magistrate issued a two-day extension in the Bisada lynching case hearing on the request of the defence lawyerUpdated: Jan 05, 2016 01:36 IST
The chief judicial magistrate (CJM) on Monday issued a two-day extension in the Bisada lynching case hearing on the request of the defence lawyer, who pleaded that the case diary was incomplete.
Late night on September 28, 55-year-old Mohammad Ikhlaq was lynched by a mob at Bisada village in Dadri and his younger son Danish was badly injured over an allegation of cow slaughter by the family.
All 17 accused reached the district courts complex of Surajpur at 10am in police custody. The hearing in the case began at 11.30am. During the hearing at the CJM court number 9, the defence lawyer demanded a two-day extension on grounds that the case diary was incomplete. The case will be heard on January 6.
Mohammad Yusuf Saifi, the prosecution lawyer said, “The magistrate has granted the two-day extension on the request of the defence lawyer. As per procedure, a copy of the chargesheet will be given to the defence lawyer before the court proceedings begin on January 6. The case will be transferred to the sessions court on the same day.”
The family members of the accused were also present in the court. However, the police did not allow any meetings between family and the accused.
The Greater Noida police have filed a 250-page chargesheet and named 19 accused in the case. While 17 accused have been arrested, two are still absconding.
“We have thoroughly investigated the case and all facts and claims are supported by electronic evidence and eye witnesses,” said an officer who is involved in the investigation.