It also demanded that UP police file cases against Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Sanjeev Balyan and others for inciting communal hatred over the Dadri lynching incident.
“We strongly condemn the nefarious designs of BJP and Hindutva communal forces who are once again seeking to raise communal tensions by utilising the so-called beef consumption in Bisara village in Dadri. The killing of Mohammad Akhlaq and the attack on his family is now sought to be diverted to the issue of cow slaughter and beef consumption,” CPI(M) Politburo said in a statement. It also alleged that the BJP and the Hindutva forces were capitalising on an alleged report of a forensic lab in Mathura that beef was found near Akhlaq’s home.
“A minister in the Modi government, Sanjeev Balyan, who was implicated in cases connected with the Muzaffarnagar riots, has made a provocative statement demanding a probe to find out who all had consumed beef besides Akhlaq. Other BJP leaders have demanded that action be taken against Akhlaq’s family members,” the statement said.