Qasim lynching: Session court granted bail to another accused

Qasim lynching: Session court granted bail to another accused

NEW DELHI:  Hapur Sessions Court has granted bail to another accused Rakesh Sisodia, arrested for lynching Qasim Qureishi on suspicion of cow slaughter, according to a report published in HuntingtonPost.

Rakesh has also applied for bail and his hearing was on 19 July.

Javed Khan, the lawyer representing Qasim’s family, confirmed that Sessions Judge Renu Agarwal had granted bail to Rakesh by referring to the FIR which says that Qasim and Samiuddin were involved in a motorcycle accident which results in fight.

Earlier, main accused Yudhisthir Sisodia was granted bail merely 20 days after his arrest. Now two of the four men arrested for the crime have been granted bail.

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Apart from Yudhisthir, Rakesh Sisodia, Sonu and Kanu has been arrested under section 302 (murder) of the IPC a few days after a 45-year-old Qasim, a cattle trader by profession, was lynched on June 18 in Hapur. Also, 65-year-old Mohammad Samiuddin was brutally beaten and abused by aggressive mob but he survived the attack.

Hapur Superintendent of Police (SP) Sankalp Sharma, expressed shock over the bail and responded saying, “It is shocking for us as well because bail is not granted so easily under Section S.302. We have included every evidence including the videos of the incident to make our case stronger.”

Ironically, the main accused Yudhisthir was granted bail on the same day (July 6) elderly Samiuddin was discharged from the hospital.