The judicial custody of BJP MLA Suresh Rana, arrested for allegedly inciting communal violence in Muzaffarnagar by making provocative speeches, has been extended till November 20 by a local court in Muzaffarnagar.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Narendra Kumar on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of the MLA from Thana Bhawan in riot-affected Shamli district for another 14 days.

Mr. Rana was arrested in Lucknow on September 20 on charges of making a provocative speech to incite the riots in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas, which claimed over 60 lives and displaced thousands of others.