Lucknow: Breaking his silence on the Dadri lynching incident, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said that some people are spreading rumours to vitiate the atmosphere in the state.
Addressing a press conference here, Mulayam assured of strictest action against the culprits in the Dadri lynching case.
While striking similarities between the Muzaffarnagar riots and Dadri incident, the SP chief said that someone is conspiring to disturb the communal harmony.
"The conspiracy was hatched by three persons of a specific party. There was a conspiracy in the Muzaffarnagar riots and there was a conspiracy in the Dadri incident too. The culprits in the Dadri case won't be spared," Mulayam told media here.
Mulayam, who chose to walk out of the 'grand alliance' in Bihar, announced that he will visit the poll-bound state on October 11 for the election campaign.
Mohammed Iqlakh was attacked by a 200-strong mob at Bishada village after a public announcement by a local temple that the family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat last Monday night.
Meanwhile, family members of Iqlakh, who was lynched over rumours of alleged beef consumption, have moved to Delhi from Bishada where the administration and police conducted a peace march and held peace committee meetings on Wednesday in an effort to maintain communal harmony.
As fragile peace returned to Bishada, the District Magistrate held a peace committee meeting in Bishada and adjoining villages while police conducted a peace march to cool tempers.
With leaders of various outfits still thronging Bishada, the administration stepped up measures to keep visitors at bay, restricting entry only to residents.
According to villagers, had the media kept away the leaders would not have got the chance to play politics of hate which has disturbed the communal harmony in the area.
Villagers have appealed to the media to refrain from highlighting communal speeches and stop the debates as it only escalates the situation.