The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea challenging the award of whopping Rs 45 lakh to the family of Dadri victim Mohammed Akhlaq on the ground that it was violative of norms regulating the compensation.
"Heard the petitioner-in-person. We find no merit in the Special Leave Petition. The Special Leave Petition is, accordingly, dismissed," a bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy said.
The apex court was hearing an appeal filed by one Ritesh Chaudhary against the dismissal of his PIL by the High Court on the issue.
Besides Rs 45 lakh as compensation, the Uttar Pradesh government has also decided to give four houses to the surviving members of Akhlaq's family.