New Delhi: Surajpur court on Thursday ordered Jarcha police to register FIR against seven members of Akhlaq family for alleged cow slaughter in dadri case. District chief judicial magistrate Vijay Kumar ordered the police to register an FIR and investigate the matter.
The order comes after a group of Bisada residents moved an application in the court under Section 156(3) of CrPC with a request to direct the police to lodge an FIR. The villagers, headed by Surajpal Singh (65), had filed a complaint based on the forensic report, which says the flesh was of cow or its progeny.
Rajeev Tyagi, lawyer of Surajpal Singh, said that he had named seven persons – Akhlaq, his wife Ikraman, mother Asghari, brother Jaan Mohammad, daughter Shaishta, son Danish in the complaint. Sona, wife of Jafaruddin, brother of Akhlaq, was also named in the complaint.
Tyagi said that he had earlier approached the police but they had refused to register FIR. “We are happy that the court has ordered police to register FIR,” he said.
Yusuf Saifi, lawyer of Akhlaq family, however, said that he would challenge the order in higher court. “All the accused persons have admitted their roles in Akhlaq murder. We will challenge the order in higher court,” Saifi said.