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Dadri lynching: SC dismisses petition challenging UP govt's compensation to Akhlaq's kin

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 April 2016, 18:08 IST
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A Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which was filed accusing the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government of adopting a 'discriminatory' compensation policy for the solatium granted to Akhlaq's family, was dismissed by the Supreme Court on 11 April. 

Akhlaq was beaten to death by a mob in Dadri, over rumours of beef consumption, on 20 September, 2015. 

The petitioner in the apex court alleged that the Uttar Pradesh Government didn't follow rules citing that the compensation to the victim's family was raised twice.

The compensation was first raised from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh. It was then finally increased to Rs 45 lakh.

The apex court noted that the petitioner should have made Akhlaq's family as party in the case.

Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had dismissed the petition, which was filed by a Mathura-based advocate Ritesh Chaudhary who questioned the state government's decision to allot four plots of land in addition to Rs 45 lakh as compensation to Akhlaq's family members.  

--ANI

First published: 11 April 2016, 18:08 IST
 
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