Acting on court orders, police today lodged an FIR against deceased Mohammad Akhlaq and six family members for alleged cow slaughter. Jarcha Police station SHO Pradeep Kumar said, "As percourt order, FIR for cow slaughtering was lodged against deceased Akhlaq and six family members."
He said charge sheet will be filed within stipulatedperiod, without elaborating further. Sanjay Rana, the father of one of the accused, said, "Weare happy that at least FIR was registered. Investigation willnail the accused."
Meanwhile Akhlaq's family has decided to challenge the FIRin the high court seeking directions for its quashing. "We will move high court," Jaan Mohammad, brother ofAkhlaq, said.
Akhlaq was killed by a mob on September 29 last year onthe suspicion that his family stored and consumed beef attheir home. A forensic lab is reported to have said that the meatfound in Akhlaq's home was beef. Residents of Bishada village in Dadri had met the GautamBudh Nagar SSP on June 5 to press their demand forregistration of an FIR against Akhlaq's family for alleged cow slaughter, following which he had ordered a probe into thecharge.