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Muzaffarnagar riots' inquiry panel records statements of 33 victims

PTI  Muzaffarnagar, June 04, 2014
First Published: 11:47 IST(4/6/2014) | Last Updated: 11:50 IST(4/6/2014)

The one-member inquiry commission constituted by Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots, has recorded fresh statements of 33 victims.

The one-member judicial inquiry commission of Justice (Retd) Vishnu Sahai recorded the statements of 33 more victims in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday.

More than 700 victims have submitted their affidavits to the commission in connection with the riots.

Earlier, statements of 248 riot victims were recorded and the commission would continue recording the statements of rest of the victims, Justice Sahai said.

Over 60 persons were killed and more than 40,000 displaced in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September last year.

The commission was constituted on September 9 to probe the Muzaffarnagar violence starting from Kawal incident on August 27 till September 9.

Failing to submit the report within the stipulated time of two months, the commission was granted an extension of six months in November last year.

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