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UP riots: BJP MLA Sangeet Som released on bail

india Updated: Nov 11, 2013 23:54 IST
Sangeet Som

BJP legislator Sangeet Som who was arrested for his alleged role in inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar, was released on bail by a neighbouring Deoband court.

Som was released from Muzaffarnagar district jail here last evening after the Deoband court gave him bail. The BJP MLA is on bail in two other cases registered against him in connection with the Muzaffarnagar riots.

The MLA, accused of uploading a fake video that played a role in provoking communal tension in Muzaffarnagar in September, was arrested in Meerut on September 21. He is also facing allegations of having made inflammatory speeches.

Bail plea of another BJP MLA Suresh Rana would be heard on November 13 in a session court here.

Rana was arrested from Lucknow on September 20 for his alleged role in fanning the communal violence which left 62 persons dead and rendered 40,000 homeless.

Seven persons, including the two MLAs, were detained by district authorities here for their alleged role in the riots.