Security beefed up, ‘outsiders’ barred from entering Bisara
A day after the mysterious death of a 24-year-old youth, Jay Prakash, in <g data-gr-id="41">Bisara</g> village, the district administration on Wednesday, deployed additional police force and prohibited entry of any outsider. The administration detained and stopped BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi from entering the village. After her detention, Prachi alleged that the UP government is biased against the majority community and her supporters tried to create a furore making an issue out of it.
The administration and police, in an effort to maintain communal harmony, conducted a peace march and held peace committee meetings. Meanwhile, the family members of Iqlakh, who was lynched earlier, have reportedly moved to Delhi.
As the village, located about 60 km from the national Capital, continues with the struggle to return to normalcy, senior leaders of various political parties are <g data-gr-id="37">baking</g> up their own stories to make religion-based politics of the issue.
“The political leaders have been targeting our village with their regular visits to provoke the villagers with their cooked up stories. They are not trying to visit the victim’s family but are coming here to play their dirty politics to give this incident a communal colour. The villagers are very much disturbed with regular visits of politicians to their houses. Upset over this, the victims’ family decided to leave the village so that the issue does not get more hyped” said Devdatt Singh, a villager.
Mohammad Sartaj, the elder son of Ikhlaq, on Wednesday, confirmed that the family moved to Delhi on Tuesday night, eight days after his father was dragged out of his home by a 200-strong mob and bludgeoned to death.
Ikhlaq’s younger son Danish (22), who was critically wounded in the attack and is undergoing treatment at Kailash hospital, has come out of the ICU and is able to communicate with the family, Sartaj said.
After denied entry into the village, Prachi alleged there was a “conspiracy” behind the administration’s move to deny her permission to enter the village and asked why AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi was allowed to meet the victim’s family.
“I wanted to meet the families of Jay Prakash and Rahul <g data-gr-id="49">Yadav</g> but I was denied entry. I had requested the SDM in this respect. Owaisi, who comes from Hyderabad, can meet, why am I not allowed to enter? This is a conspiracy,” Prachi said.
She also demanded a compensation of Rs 50 lakh each for the families of Yadav and Jay Prakash.
“Prakash was tortured to such an extent that he committed suicide,” she alleged. Earlier too, the police booked Union minister Mahesh Sharma and BJP MLA Sangeet Som for violating Section 144 and giving inflammatory speeches in <g data-gr-id="40">Bisara</g>.