Hapur lynching: Supreme Court to hear survivor's plea today

Hapur lynching: Supreme Court to hear survivor’s plea today

SC to hear plea of Hapur lynching survivor today

A man was lynched in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur in June this year (Representational photo | Reuters)


  • SC will hear Hapur lynching survivor’s plea
  • The plea seeks a court-monitored probe in the case
  • It also seeks cancellation of accused’s bail

The Supreme Court, today, will hear the plea of a survivor of the Hapur lynching. The survivor is seeking a court-monitored probe into the matter. The plea also seeks cancellation of the bail of the accused and transfer of the case outside Uttar Pradesh.

Four accused in the Hapur lynching case were granted bail earlier this month. They reportedly told the court that they had no role in the attack.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra had earlier said that the case required urgent hearing after the Uttar Pradesh Police had termed the incident as a road rage mishap.

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In June, a man was lynched following an altercation in Uttar Pradesh’s Hapur. Two men, Qasim and Samyuddin, were beaten up by a group of men. While Qasim succumbed to his injuries, Samyuddin is alive.

There are also allegations that the altercation was over rumours of cow slaughter, but the UP Police rubbished the claims saying that no such angle cam up during investigation.

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