New Delhi: With the Uttar Pradesh government making it clear that it was ready for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Dadri lynching case if the court wished it, questions are being asked about the reason behind the sudden u-turn by the Akhilesh government midway in the highly sensitive case.
The Times of India reports that the government may have changed its stance as the forensic report may indicate that the meat sample collected from Akhlaq's home was actually beef.
Importantly, the government has argued before the Allahabad High Court that the question whether the meat was beef or mutton should be addressed separately than the crime itself – lynching of Akhlaq.
The forensic report from Mathura Veterinary College was submitted by the UP government to the high court. An earlier report from Rajkiya Pashu Chikitsalaya in Dadri had claimed that the meat was mutton.
Dadri lynching: What's the case?
Akhlaq was killed and his son Danish was attacked by a mob after rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef in their house at Bishada village in Dadri in Gautam Budh Nagar District of Uttar Pradesh on September 28, 2015.