The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the arrest of Mohammad Akhlaq’s family, except his brother in the Dadri lynching case where Akhlaq was lynched to death by a violent mob over rumours that he and his family had killed a calf and eaten beef.
The incident occurred in September 2015.
The family had moved the high court after a Noida court had asked the Uttar Pradesh Police to file a case against them in July, following a petition filed by villagers who claimed they had seen Akhlaq’s brother Jaan Mohammad slitting a calf’s throat.
The petition was backed by those accused of Akhlaq’s murder.
Akhlaq’s Mother, wife, daughter and sons were made accused in FIR after session court’s order.