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Hearing on PIL seeking CBI probe into UP violence deferred

PTI  Allahabad, September 12, 2013
First Published: 13:29 IST(12/9/2013) | Last Updated: 13:31 IST(12/9/2013)

The Allahabad high court on Thursday deferred its hearing till November 18 on a PIL seeking CBI probe into the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh which have claimed 44 lives so far.


A Division Bench comprising chief justice Shiva Kirti Singh and justice Vikram Nath passed the order saying that the court would like to put on hold its hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) till the probe by the judicial commission set up by the state government is completed.

The commission comprising a retired judge of the high court has been asked to submit its report to the Uttar Pradesh government within two months.

The court has also asked the state's home secretary and the director general of police to file their counter affidavits when hearing on the matter resumes on November 18.

However, no affidavit has been sought from chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and senior cabinet minister Azam Khan who have been named as respondent parties in the petition.

The PIL has been filed by one Ravendra Rajoriya, who has blamed "police inaction" and "partisan attitude of the state government" for the riots.

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