Hapur mob lynching case, SC to hear plea on Aug 13
The plea also sought cancellation of bail of the accused and transfer of case outside Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on August 13 the plea of a survivor of the Hapur lynching case, seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the incident in which one person was killed allegedly on suspicion of being involved in cow slaughter.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission of advocate Vrinda Grover, appearing for victim Samiuddin, that the matter required an urgent hearing in view of the fact that Uttar Pradesh police has termed the incident in which 45-year-old meat trader Qasim Qureishi was killed as a road rage case.
Samiuddin, 64, and Qasim Qureishi were allegedly severely beaten at Hapur in Uttar Pradesh on June 18 by a group of people who alleged that they were involved in cow slaughter. Both received injuries and Qureishi died later.
The matter came up before the bench which also comprised Justices D Y Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee.
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