Dadri lynching: Complaint against Mahesh Sharma, Sangeet Som, Naseemuddin Siddiqui
Dadri: The police have filed a report against Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, BJP MLA Sangeet Som and BSP leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui for making inflammatory remarks over the Dadri lynching case, Sanjay Kumar Yadav, SP (Rural, Gautam Buddha Nagar) said.
Police have filed a report with the district magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar district recommending filing of FIRs against the two leaders and also against BSP leader and former Minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui.
The SP said the report has been filed against the three leaders who addressed the villagers in defiance of prohibitory orders in force in the area.
Mohammad Akhlaq, a resident of Dadri's Basehra village was killed by a mob of over 200 over rumours of consuming beef.
The leaders were given permission only to meet the family of the victim and not for addressing public meetings in view of the sensitive situation prevailing in the area.
Sharma, who represents Gautam Buddha Nagar in Lok Sabha on Thursday had described the lynching of Akhlaq as an "accident".
"This (incident) should be considered as an accident without giving any communal colour to it," Sharma had said.
Sangeet Som on Sunday visited Dadri where he attacked Samajwadi Party government, alleging it was appeasing the minority community and innocent people were being framed for lynching of a man over rumours that he had beef stored in his house.
Som, who was accused of making inflammatory speeches during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots, alleged that state government was acting in a biased manner like it did during violence in western Uttar Pradesh two years ago and was shielding those who had "slaughtered cow".
"Like they had taken the accused in Muzaffarnagar riots in a plane, they have taken those who have slaughtered cow in a plane. Even when a person is killed, they have different set of rules. Sanjay Rahul Yadav was shot in the incident, but is anyone aware. Did the government help him," Som told reporters as the victim Akhlaq's family met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow.
BSP leader and former UP minister in Naseemuddin Siddqui also visited Dadri to meet victim Akhlaq's family.
(With inputs from agencies)