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Meat pieces found in village near Bishada, security stepped up

Tension today spread to nearby areas of Bishada after meat pieces were found in an adjoining village even as the District Magistrate decided to further restrict entry of visitors to the troubled spot and examine statements made by controversial >BJP MLA Sangeet Som during his visit to the area.

Police force has been deployed in Chithera village, which is about five kms from Bishada, as tension prevailed over recovery of meat pieces last evening.

Dadri DSP Anurag Singh said some persons had kept the meat pieces in the village to create communal disturbance. Police teams are investigating the matter and security has been stepped up in the village.

As tension prevailed in Bishada, which witnessed the lynching of a man over rumours of alleged beef consumption, his elder brother Jameel Ahmad appealed that no innocent person should be punished for his brother’s death.

Ahmad said on the fateful day he was at Loni, Ghaziabad when he got a call from his brother’s daughter that a mob had dragged her father out and was assaulting him. “I want justice but innocent persons should not be implicated in the case. Real culprits should be punished,” said Ahmad.

Sartaj, another brother of the deceased, appealed that family members should be left alone as they do not want to meet any visitor.

With many leaders making a beeline to the village, District Magistrate NP Singh has restricted entry of politicians or others who could create ruckus.

Asked about the visit of Som who addressed a public meeting yesterday and asked Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to stop shedding “crocodile tears”, the District Magistrate said Som’s convoy RPT convoy was stopped one km from the village and only the BJP leader and his security persons were allowed.

Key developments:



1 The Chief Minister had announced an increase in the financial assistance for the family from Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh.
2 Vishal, son of Sanjay Rana, a local BJP leader, was arrested in connection with the case. >Read more
3 Family members of Mohammad Akhlaque Saifi, who was lynched over rumours about cow slaughter in this Uttar Pradesh village, had told the police about the possible role of Vishal, son of Sanjay Rana, a local BJP leader, in inciting the mob last Monday, sources say.
4 With two high-profile visits, first by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and later by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, the area remained tense. Several hundreds of agitated village women on the streets protested against what they alleged to be “one-sided media coverage”.
5 Armed with stones, several hundred women took to the streets and abused presspersons and politicians. They chased the media outside the village in the morning and barred anyone from entering the village.
6 Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha told presspersons that the Air Force was in touch with the family and was looking to move them to a secure military locality. >Read more
7 Union Minister Mahesh Sharma had described the lynching as an “accident” and said that no “communal colour” should be given to it. >Read more
8 The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the incident. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said the probe would be completed on Wednesday. >Read more
9 In the wake of the killing, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said that progress and development can be achieved if the people of India are united.
10 In Dadri's Bishara village on September 28, a 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and his son Danish (22) was brutally beaten up as punishment for allegedly eating beef on Eid and 'storing it' for later consumption.



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