Allahabad High Court has put a stay on the arrest orders of Akhlaq’s family under the Cow Slaughter Act, the family’s lawyer Yousuf Saifi said. Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched by his village mob at Bisada village in Dadri for allegedly slaughtering a cow, thereby hurting the sentiments of the Hindu community and many cow vigilante groups . The incident that happened in September 2015 had triggered shock waves among the political circles.
It was alleged by the neighbours of the family that they had seen Akhlaq and his son Danish beating a calf while later his brother killed the cow. The family had refused any such claims. Asad Hayat, the appointed family lawyer believes the involvement of hospital and lab authorities and even suspects the police in the tampering of evidences.
In July 2016, a case was filed against Akhlaq’s family for cow slaughtering by their neighbours demanding their arrest. However the family had filed an appeal challenging the Court orders. In recent development, Akhlaq’s lawyer has said that a stay has been ordered on the orders.
The lawyer had said that the meat found was 150 m away from Akhlaq’s house and the claims were baseless.
The further course of action will now be decided on the statements given by Akhlaq’s kins.