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Key accused in Dadri lynching case granted bail by HC

Prime News, Nation, Allahabad, August 1:- The Allahabad High Court has granted bail to Vishal Rana, one of the main accused in the infamous Dadri lynching case in which a middle-aged man was beaten to death by a mob on the suspicion that beef was consumed.

Justice Pratyush Kumar granted bail to Rana yesterday. Rana is the son of a Noida-based BJP leader, it is learnt.

Earlier in September 2015, Mohammad Akhlaq, a man in his 50s, was lynched inside his house at Bisada 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”.

The incident has received a widespread condemnation including Air Chief Marshal Arup Ratha who called the Dadri lynching undortunate and said that they were trying to move the Mohammed Akhlaq’s family to an Indian Air force area to secure them.

Most of the accused in the case have been granted bail.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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