Faridabad: The Faridabad district and sessions court sent the main accused of Ballabhgarh train lynching, in which victim Junaid Khan was allegedly lynched by a mob on-board a Mathura-bound train, to two days police remand on Sunday.
Khan’s advocate Nibrash Ahmed said that the custody was extended as the police officials wanted to establish his identity in the case by conducting a Test of Identification Parade (TIP).
“Today the main accused was produced in the court, two applications were made by the investigation agency. One application was made to conduct a Test of Identification Parade. Then a second application was filed to extend his two-day police custody to collect some more evidence, including the knife used and the blood-imprinted clothes. After observation, the court allowed two days remand,” Ahmed told ANI.
The next hearing will be held on July 11.
Earlier in the day, the family of Junaid demanded death penalty for the accused.
"I appeal the government to announce death penalty for the accused and arrest the remaining involved in this case. Such incidents are happening everyday in every parts of the nation. We are living in fear," Junaid's father Jalaluddin told ANI.
Yesterday, the Haryana Railway Police arrested the main accused from Maharashtra's Dhule district, who appeared before the court today.
The identity of the suspect has been kept as secret owing to legal reasons.
The incident took place on June 22 Junaid along with his brothers were allegedly attacked by a mob while returning to their village.
Haseeb, Junaid's brother, said his skull cap was pulled off and his beard was tugged while the mob hurled abuses at them and were called "beef-eaters"....