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Akhlaq Case: Bail granted to 14, out of 18 accused in crime

Akhlaq Case: Bail granted to 14, out of 18 accused in crime
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‘Ravin, one of the accused passed away in jail on October 4 last year after contracting viral fever, which jail authorities had termed a suspected case of dengue. He was taken to the LNJP Hospital from the Luksar jail’

 NOIDA: One of the 18 persons accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri two years ago was granted bail by Allahabad high court on Monday. This is the 14th bail in the case.

On the night of September 28, 2015, a mob attacked Mohammad Akhlaq and his son Danish at Bisada village in Dadri over suspicion of slaughtering a cow and storing beef in his house. Akhlaq had succumbed to his injuries on the spot while Danish survived.

Eighteen local youths, including three juveniles, were charged with murder and assault in the case. The juveniles were granted bail in 2015 while the adults were granted bail by the high court subsequently. Rupendra and Shriom have sought bail while Vivek is yet to file a bail plea in the court.

“Justice Pratyush Kumar granted bail to the applicant around 4pm on Monday. The bail was granted on parity basis as most of the accused have already been granted bail,” said Rajeev Lochan Shukla, counsel for the defence, as reported by Times of India.

Vishal Rana, son of local BJP functionary Sanjay Rana, had sought bail around two months ago. While 13 of the accused in the Mohammad Akhlaq murder case have already been granted bail and one is no more, only three of them are left in jail now.

Ravin, one of the accused passed away in jail on October 4 last year after contracting viral fever, which jail authorities had termed a suspected case of dengue. He was taken to the LNJP Hospital from the Luksar jail.