NDTV has now accessed documents that show Mr Som was associated with not just one but two meat processing and export companies. The Registrar of Companies' documents show that Mr Som was a Director at the Al Dua Food Processing Private Limited from 2005 to 2008. On its website, Al Dua claims to be a "leading producer and exporter of halal meat from India." Documents also show that he was an Associate Director of another meat processing company, Al Anam, from February 2008 till June 2008.
Mr Som also claimed that he "had no idea" that Al Dua was a meat processing company. "At the time when I bought the land, it was the only asset that the company owned. A company can do thousand things. How do I know what the company did? As far as I know, the company was not doing anything," he said.
Al Anam has been registered as a food processing company since 1999, and Mohammed Kamil, a prominent meat exporter, is its Director. Mr Kamil is the owner of MK Overseas, one of the biggest meat exporters in the country. Interestingly, it was Mohammed Kamil who bought the shares of Al Dua after Sangeet Som and two of its other owners, Yogesh Rawat and Moinuddin Qureshi, gave up their shares in 2008. Now MK Overseas owns 95% of shares in Al Dua.
Sangeet Som has been charged with making inflammatory speeches ahead of the 2013 riots in UP's Muzaffarnagar that killed more than 60 and left hundreds of thousands homeless. He is out on bail.
The Abolition of truth
RSS tradition of manufacturing facts to suit their ideology
Petition in Supreme Court Accuses NIA of Soft-Pedaling Hindutva Terror Cases
Disenchanting India: Organized Rationalism in India
Rationalist under threat of arrest for exposing the “miracle”
India's god laws fail the test of reason
India's new theocracy
Voice of rationality silenced by two bullets, shot point-blank
The Assassination of Mahatma Gandhi: Inquiry Commission Report (1969)
The Abolition of truth - For the Hindi version of this essay click here: सत्य की हत्या
Communist Party of India's Homage to Gandhiji October 2, 1947 // Communist Party's Appeal to the People of Pakistan August 15, 1947
V.D. Savarkar and Gandhi’s murder
Madhu Limaye's (senior socialist leader) observations on the RSS (1979)
A Hard Rain Falling (on private armies and political violence in India) (EPW, July 2012)
THE DELHI DECLARATION OF JANUARY 18, 1948