District chief judicial magistrate Vijay Kumar ordered the police that Akhlaq’s family should be booked under relevant sections of the IPC.
Mohammad Akhlaq’s family indianexpress
The lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq hogged national headlines with the opposition hitting out hard against the Centre, accusing it of creating an atmosphere of intolerance where Muslims are under mortal threat.
Akhlaq’s family had claimed that the meat found in his house was that of goat, and not beef. A report signed by joint director of Forensic Investigation Laboratory, UP University of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in Mathura, recently concluded that the meat found by the police was indeed beef.
Asgari Begum, mother of 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq huffingtonpost
Villagers in Dadri had demanded charges against Mohammad Akhlaq’s family at a mahapanchayat in June.
Beef eating is not a crime in Uttar Pradesh but cow slaughter is a non-bailable offence that carries a punishment of up to seven years in jail.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav with Mohammad Akhlaq’s family indianexpress
Yusuf Saifi, lawyer of Akhlaq family, however, said that he would challenge the order in higher court.