Condemning the lynching of a Muslim teen on-board a Mathura-bound train, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday sought action against the culprits.
Junaid, 17, was stabbed to death by a mob and his brothers, Hashim and Sakir were injured. The mob allegedly hurled slurs against them on-board the Delhi-Mathura passenger train. The incident happened between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations.
Naidu while interacting with reporters said, “Any incident of such nature is condemnable. It is brutal, atrocious. It will not be acceptable at all. People who are responsible for the same should be identified and dealt very firmly.”
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Nobody can take law into their hands whatever may be the reason, the minister said, adding what happened in the case of Junaid was totally wrong. “I hope the concerned local agencies conduct an inquiry and take appropriate action,” he said.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday promised to take actions against accused. “The government will not allow anyone to take the law in his hands,” Khattar said in an interview with a daily.
The police were scanning CCTV footage from various points in the vicinity of the place where Junaid was stabbed on-board the Mathura-bound train to find clues of the remaining accused in the case, Faridabad Deputy Superintendent of Police (Government Railway Police) Mohinder Singh had said.
“We are trying to procure the CCTV footage from various points which may help us in nabbing the remaining accused,” he further added.
“One accused has already been arrested,” he had said. Rs one lakh had been announced by the police for giving credible information regarding other accused.
With PTI inputs.