New Delhi: Indian Air Force has provided accommodation to Sartaj, son of Mohammad Akhlaq who was lynched to death last week, in the national capital, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today said.
He said, Sartaj, who is a corporal in the Indian Air Force, has been provided accommodation in the national capital as per his entitlement, but out of turn. “He has been provided with an accommodation as per his entitlement, but out of turn, which is also permitted within the power of Indian Air Force.
“So, it is a normal exercise to provide accommodation to our man. Whenever they are in need, we do it. It is our personnel's family so we have provided accommodation on priority,” Parrikar told reporters here after a parade to mark the 66th anniversary of Territorial Army.
Sources said Sartaj's family has already moved into the Air Force's accommodation at the Subroto Park here. When asked whether the Air Force would provide any kind of protection to Iqlakh's family, Parrikar said, “I don't think it is required. The police is taking care. We have no role to play in that.”