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Muzaffarnagar riots: board to hear cases against Som, Rana

PTI  Muzaffarnagar, October 07, 2013
First Published: 16:19 IST(7/10/2013) | Last Updated: 16:21 IST(7/10/2013)

The Uttar Pradesh state advisory board will on Wednesday hear cases against BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana who were booked under the National Security Act (NSA) during Muzaffarnagar riots.

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The two were booked for their alleged role in spreading communal violence in Muzaffarnagar.

Meanwhile, the one-member inquiry commission of retired justice Vishnu Sahai constituted by the UP government to probe into the recent violence in Malikapura and Shamli on Sunday. Sahai also met the affected people in Shamli.

The commission, constituted on September 9, will mainly look into the administrative lapses, if any, in controlling the violence, and will submit its report to the government within two months. Justice Vishnu Sahai is a retired judge of the Allahabad high court.

The last month's communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas have claimed 62 lives and displaced over 40,000 people.

The jurisdiction of the commission has also been extended to Meerut, Saharanpur, Baghpat and Shamli districts.

The police said a total number of 252 cases have been registered and more than 500 people booked in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.

“More than 219 people have already been arrested and six people, including two BJP MLAs – Sangit Som and Suresh Rana, booked under the National Security Act," said additional SP (Rural) Alok Priya Darshi.


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