Dadri lynching: Rahul meets Mohammed Akhlaq’s kin in Bisara,main accused arrested by Police

New Delhi(PTI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Dadri lynching case victim Mohammed Akhlaq’s kin on Saturday evening.

Rahul Gandhi

The two main accused in the case, Shivam and Vishal, were arrested on Saturday, raising the total of the number of accused in the case to eight.

Congress Twitter page shared pictures of the meeting in Bisara.

Congress VP Rahul Gandhi meeting people in Bisada, Dadri pic.twitter.com/4Pu7uCud4W

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Congress VP Rahul Gandhi in Dadri meeting Mohammad Akhlaq’s family

Congress leader RPN Singh said, “I am proud that Rahul Gandhi is in Dadri, he has raised his voice against such condemnable act.”

Earlier on Saturday, AAP Chief and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal was barred from entering Bisara village. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh, Kumar Vishwas and Ashutosh were also present in Kejriwal’s delegation. Later, when Kejriwal met Akhlaq’s family said that political parties were engaging in vote bank politics.

“One political party is trying to consolidate Hindu vote bank while another is trying to make Muslim their vote bank by spreading poison between the two communities. It is wrong. If somebody thinks Hindu religion is in danger and that is why Muslims are being targeted, then he cannot be a Hindu.” he said.

Later, when Kejriwal met Akhlaq’s family said that political parties were engaging in vote bank politics.

“One political party is trying to consolidate Hindu vote bank while another is trying to make Muslim their vote bank by spreading poison between the two communities. It is wrong. If somebody thinks Hindu religion is in danger and that is why Muslims are being targeted, then he cannot be a Hindu.” he said.

The deceased Mohammed Aqlakh’s elder son Sartaj, who is an Air Force personnel, had appealed to politicians and the media to not disturb the family during their time of grief.