Won’t support any accused: Sangeet Som on Dadri lynching

New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Sangeet Som on Tuesday said he would not support any accused, if proved guilty, but fight for anyone wrongly framed by the administration.

“I won’t support any accused (if proved) but will fight for them if they are framed (wrongly) by the administration,” said the BJP legislator and a Muzaffarnagar riots-accused.

“We don’t want that those guilty of murder should not be tried but the government should stop framing the innocent,” he added.

On Monday, Som said: “Murder cases are on the rise in the state but is the government acting in the same manner in those cases? Are terrorists living here? Police should make arrests only after completing the investigation.”

Last week while visiting Dadri, Som had said, “Families that indulged in cow slaughter are given protection. The UP government is taking one-sided action.”

During an interview to a news channel on Tuesday, Som said, “Those who slaughter cows in Uttar Pradesh should be dealt with strictly”.

While taking pot-shots at the Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh, he said, “The government is trying to put blame on BJP for the situation in Dadri.”

“Dadri incident has nothing to do with politics. It is a general crime…not a communal crime,” he added.

Meanwhile, police are likely to take action against BJP leader Som, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui for violating prohibitory orders in Dadri area.

Police have submitted a report in which he named Assaduddin Owaisi, Naseemuddin Siddqui, Sangeet Som and Hindu Raksha Dal for violating Section 144 of CrPC.

Leaders across political lines are visiting Bisada village following the mob lynching incident.

On September 28, Akhlaq, a resident of Bisara village of Dadri in Greater Noida near Delhi, was dragged out of his home and lynched following rumours that he ate beef. His family denied the allegations.

Akhlaq’s 21-year-old son Danish was also left critically injured. He is recuperating in hospital.

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