Did Akhlaq lynching’s 15 accused get jobs at NTPC Dadri plant? Here is truth

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Published: October 16, 2017 8:08:49 PM

There have been media reports that 15 accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq in Bisahda village of Dadri in September 2015 have got contractual jobs after facilitation by a local MLA.

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There has been a big controversy after some media reports alleged that the accused in the Dadri lynching case have been granted jobs at NTPC’s Dadri plant. Now, to clear the air, state-run power giant NTPC has said it has not given jobs to the accused in the Mohammad Akhlaq lynching case. “NTPC Dadri management categorically denies the content of various media reports regarding contractual employment in NTPC Dadri to the accused of Akhlaq lynching case of Bishada village, as such reports are false and baseless,” the NTPC’s Dadri plant said in a statement, as per a report in news agency PTI. “No agreement has been made to give jobs to the accused of the case and no employment has been given to them, ” NTPC said.

“Under its corporate social responsibility policy, it is committed for the upliftment and development of the nearby communities of its plant,” NTPC added in the statement.

There have been media reports that 15 accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq in Bisahda village of Dadri in September 2015 have got contractual jobs after facilitation by a local MLA, news agency PTI confirmed.

Earlier in September 2015, Mohammad Akhlaq, a man in his 50s, was lynched at Bishada village falling under Dadri sub division of Gautam Buddh Nagar district. His son Danish was also brutally beaten up by a mob which had barged into their house late in the night on the suspicion that beef had been stored and consumed there. The incident had evoked a huge outcry and several writers, academicians and film personalities returned their awards protesting the rise in intolerance. Most of the accused in the case have been granted bail.

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