Surprise, Surprise! BJP’s Beef Ban Champion Sangeet Som is Director of Meat Processing Factory

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BJP MLA Sangeet Som said he would quit politics if his role in the factory was proved. (HT Photo/Dheeraj Dhawan
BJP MLA Sangeet Som said he would quit politics if his role in the factory was proved. (HT Photo/Dheeraj Dhawan

S Raju

MEERUT — Firebrand BJP leader Sangeet Som, along with two others, purchased land for a meat processing unit in Aligarh in 2009, reveal registry documents accessed by Hindustan Times.
The documents show that Som, who is one of the directors of Al Dua Food Processing Private Limited along with Moinuddin Qureshi and Yogesh Rawat, bought land for the company. Talking to Hindustan Times, Som admitted that he had purchased the land a few years ago but claimed that he was unaware of being appointed as a director of the company.
“I purchased the land which was sold to Al Dua Food Processing Private Limited after a few months,” he said, questioning how purchasing a property could be illegal. He claimed that purchasing the land did not mean he was involved in establishing the meat factory.
“I am a Hindu hardliner hence there is no chance of getting involved in activities which are against my religion,” said Som, claiming he would quit politics if his role in the factory was proved.
The website of the meat unit reads that it is one of the “leading units of halal meat” and claims to produce the finest quality of halal buffalo meat and halal sheep and goat meat.
Hitting out at Samajwadi Party leader Atul Pradhan, who contested against him in Sardhana constituency in the last election, Som said, “He had created a similar controversy ahead of the state assembly elections in order to tarnish my image.”
He also claimed that following the allegations, the matter was investigated by the district administration but they couldn’t find evidence against him. Sangeet Som has been involved in controversies and is one of the accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots.
He also claimed that following the allegations, the matter was investigated by the district administration but they couldn’t find evidence against him. Sangeet Som has been involved in controversies and is one of the accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/sangeet-som-director-of-aligarh-meat-processing-unit-documents/story-BRwqkEy0BEGsYtnzJOyZJI.html

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