Dadri Murder: IAF has provided accommodation to Akhlaq’s son, says Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi(PTI): Indian Air Force has provided accommodation to Sartaj, son of Mohammad Akhlaq who was lynched to death last week, in the national capital, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said.

Manohar Parrikar

He said, Sartaj, who is a corporal in the Indian Air Force, has been provided accomodation in the national capital as per his entitlement, but out of turn.

“He has been provided with an accomodation as per his entitlement, but out of turn, which is also permitted within the power of Indian Air Force.

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“So, it is a normal exercise to provide accomodation to our man. Whenever they are in need, we do it. It is our personnel’s family so we have provided accomdation on priority,” Parrikar told reporters here after a parade to mark the 66th anniversary of Territorial Army. Sources said Sartaj’s family has already moved into the Air Force’s accomodation at the Subroto Park in Delhi.

When asked whether the Air Force would provide any kind of protection to Akhlaq’s family, Parrikar said, “I don’t think it is required. The police is taking care. We have no role to play in that.”