The Supreme Court on Monday directed a senior Uttar Pradesh police officer to probe the Hapur lynching case in which one person was killed and another brutally assaulted in the name of cow vigilantism, while terming the allegations of the survivor as “serious”.
ADG of Meerut Zone Prashant Kumar has refused to give a statement on the comment of the Supreme court on Hapur lynching during hearing on Monday.
When contacted the additional director general(ADG) Prashant Kumar said that he shall not speak anything in this regard untill he gets the official report.
On the contrary he, admitted that the honourable Court has asked IG range to submit a report on it. He explained that IPC’s Section of murder is considered stringent and case of lynching was registered in the incident.
According to the media reports the Supreme court on Monday has directed the police to give security cover to Samuddin who survived a mob attack in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur over suspicion of killing a cow on 18 June in which a man was killed.
“In the meantime, the IGP, Meerut (Range) shall submit a report with regard to the incident in question. We have so directed keeping in view the serious allegations/ assertions made in the writ petition,” the bench, also comprising Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, said.
The SC also asked the police to submit a report on the incident. The survivor had taken refuge of the court demanding security.
“Police has carried out a fair investigation of the incident,” he said adding that the probe was based on the complaints lodged by the family members. Kumar also said that investigation would be done as per directions of the honourable Supreme Court and whosoever is involved would not be spared.
Sankalp Sharma, SP of Hapur, however, promised full complaince of the orders of the court though he has not yet any directive so far. ‘What we know is through media reports,” he said, adding that the family of the survivor victim has already been provided security.
On the contrary an inspector level officer has been investigating the case and its monitoring is being done by superior officers.
Nasir was lynched by a mob when he had gone in a village to buy cows and another farmer Samuddin was injured on 18 June. Initially, police tried to project it as a case of road rage but later it was surfaced that lynching was carried out on the name of protection of cows.