Dadri lynching accused not given jobs with us: State-run NTPC denies reports

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Dadri lynching accused not given jobs with us: State-run NTPC denies reports

Media reports about jobs being given to the 15 men accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri in 2015 are 'false and baseless', a news agency quoted the NTPC as saying.

The 15 men accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri in September 2015 have not been given jobs with the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), the state-run power company said today in a statement.

The NTPC was responding to recent media reports that the 15 men had landed contractual jobs at the power company with the help of a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA.

News agency PTI today reported that the NTPC's Dadri plant released a statement refuting the reports.

"NTPC Dadri management categorically denies the content of various media reports regarding contractual employment in NTPC Dadri to the accused of Akhlaq lynching case of Bisahda village, as such reports are false and baseless," the statement reportedly read.

IndiaToday.in was not independently able to verify the veracity of the content of the NTPC's statement.

Incidentally, one of the media reports that spoke about the Dadri lynching accused getting jobs at the NTPC, carried a statement from a spokesperson of the power facility.

However, the unnamed spokesperson's statement did not expressly confirm that the 15 men accused of lynching Mohammad Akhlaq had been given jobs. The spokesperson's statement merely said that the NTPC has agreed to give jobs to "unemployed youths of Bishahra".

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