45-year-old Qasim and his 65-year-old companion Samiuddin were beaten by a group of men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur On June 18, in which one person was killed and another brutally assaulted by a mob on the pretext they were involved in cow-slaughter. The incident was caught on mobile phone cameras and was widely circulated.
The apex court now directed the Meerut Inspector General of police to conduct inquiry into the lynching case and file status report within two weeks.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the plea filed by Samiuddin, who was allegedly brutally assaulted by the mob in the incident, seeking an independent SIT probe into the incident and transfer of investigation and the subsequent trial outside the state.
The plea has also sought cancellation of bail granted to the accused, including alleged key offender Yudhishthir Singh Sisodia.