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Dadri lynching case: chargesheet filed against BJP MLA Sangeet Som

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 7:12 IST

The Uttar Pradesh Police has filed a chargesheet against controversial Bhartiya Janta Party MLA Sangeet Som for allegedly violating the prohibitory orders imposed in Dadri's Bishada village, where a man was killed over rumours that he stored and consumed beef.

Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate NP Singh said that a charge sheet was filed by Uttar Pradesh police against Sangeet Som, MLA from Sardhana, for violating the prohibitory orders imposed in the village where the incident took place in the first week of October.

The DM said that other persons, who had violated the prohibitory orders and against whom FIRs were lodged, have been also chargesheeted.

The administration was taking measures to nab the rumour mongers aiming to disturb the communal harmony, Singh said.

Normalcy has been restored in the village, and peace meetings were being held at Bishada and nearby sensitive villages to maintain communal harmony, the DM informed.

A team of Cyber experts at police station has been continuously working to detect objectionable communal-sensitive posts over the Internet and taking action against those who post rumours and hurt communal sentiments, the DM said.

Singh said that village pradhans have been directed to make registration of cattle. During a cow's death, the pradhans will note the cause and then dispose the body as per norms and rituals.

Meanwhile, magisterial enquiry in Bishada case is going on at a fast pace, with 30 October being the last date for filing statements before ADM at collectorate.

"Eight persons have so far given statements," ADM Rajesh Kumar Yadav said.

Former MP Surindra Nagar said that a cheque of Rs 3 lakh was on Wednesday given to the family members of Rahul Yadav, who was injured in police firing in Bishada village in Dadri.Yadav promised job for Rahul and also financial help for marriage of his sisters.


First published: 30 October 2015, 10:43 IST