We are herewith releasing the full text of the letter addressed to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav by CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member Brinda Karat. She had spoken to CM yesterday on the concerted moves to frame the family members of Md. Iklakh who was murdered by a communally instigated mob.
July 16, 2016
Shri Akhilesh Yadav
Government of Uttar Pradesh
Adarniya Mukhiya Mantri Shri Akhilesh Yadavji,
I write to express my appreciation of your assurance given to me yesterday that justice will be done to the family of Md. Iklakh, the victim of the cruel lynching and brutal murder in Dadri last September. You had also assured that you will look into the circumstances in which the court order was given under Sec. 156(3) Crpc, for filing an FIR and investigating the charge of cow slaughter against members of the Iklakh family. You said you would take the necessary steps.
As I had informed you yesterday, pressure is being mounted on the family members of Iklakh by those involved in his murder. Since the family members are witnesses in this case, they are being threatened, so that they withdraw from the case. From their public statements it is clear that senior leaders of the BJP are also involved in targeting the Iklakh family. The latest move to accuse them of being guilty under the cow slaughter laws of UP is part of this conspiracy.
I had pointed out to you the role of the police in not providing sufficient information to the court of the manufactured nature of the accusation of cow slaughter revealed during the police investigation into the events leading upto the lynching of Iklakh and his son Danish. The police should have provided the court with the evidence they already have which is available in the chargesheet so as to show that no fresh investigation is required. Instead the police gave a one line written statement that no FIR is filed or investigated on the issue of cow slaughter.
The petitioners in this case who made utterly false accusations could not provide enough evidence for the court. So the court refused to take cognizance that a crime had been committed. It ordered only for an investigation by the police. This is a clear case of blatant misuse of Sec. 156(3) by the accused in a murder case and the police and administration should have been alert to prevent it. You kindly assured that you will look into the matter and ensure that proper legal and administrative action is taken.
In this context I also request you to ensure that the case of murder is properly followed by the Government prosecution and that there should be no delays in the judicial procedures.
I had also requested you to provide security to family members who are being threatened and falsely accused as also the lawyer Yusuf Saifi who is providing all legal help to the family and is therefore also being targeted. One of the family members who requires security lives in Ghaziabad the neighbouring district, so the Noida authorities are unable to provide him protection. I request you to give the necessary orders to the administration in both districts.
It is indeed a shame for the whole country that a family which is in mourning and which is yet to recover from the sudden brutal public killing of their beloved family member, should now be subjected to this kind of harassment and mental torture. It is clear that the accused and their powerful patrons, some sitting in Government in the centre, are determined to justify the murder and public lynching, cause communal polarization through the making of false charges of cow slaughter and drag on the investigation so as to take communal benefit from it. I am confident that you will take all the necessary steps to prevent these nefarious plans and to ensure protection to the family of Md. Iklakh and bring justice to them.