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Muzaffarnagar inspector transferred after 2013 riots inquiry report

india Updated: Mar 12, 2016 15:17 IST
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Muzaffarnagar riots

Over 60 people died in the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding districts while thousands of others were displaced.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

Inspector Prabal Pratap Singh, posted as a local intelligence unit member in Liu during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, was shunted out in the wake of the report by an inquiry commission, which indicted him for failure to provide proper information.

Over 60 people died in the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and surrounding districts while thousands of others were displaced.

According to SSP KB Singh, Arun Kumar would be the new incharge of Liu in Muzaffarnagar.

The Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission, whose 700-page report was tabled in the state assembly on March 6, concluded that intelligence failure and laxity on the part of police led to the violence.

The commission said polarisation along communal lines following the murder of two young men by a youth from minority community in Kawal town on August 27, 2013, was the trigger behind the riots.

The panel said the riots took place as Prabal Pratap Singh failed to give the exact figure of people going for a Mahapanchayat at Mandaur. The Hindus, particularly Jats, returning from the Mahapanchayat were allegedly attacked by the minority community members, fuelling tensions further.