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Muzaffarnagar probe panel submits report to Governor

The Commission which was constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots submitted its report to Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday.

“Justice (retd.) Vishnu Sahai, heading the commission, submitted the report to the Governor on Wednesday. The 775-page report is in six parts. It will be forwarded to the Chief Minister for action,” a Raj Bhavan release said.

The single-member Commission was constituted by the State government on September 2013 with the mandate to probe the riots.

The panel was also asked to investigate administrative lapses, if any, in controlling the violence in the last week of August 2013 which left about 60 dead and over 40,000 displaced.

The commission, which was asked to submit report in two months, took seven extensions and over two years. It recorded statements of 476 persons, including 100 officials.

The police made several arrests and many accused are in jail with their cases going through trial. The report will be tabled in the Assembly and then it can be made public depending upon the State government’s decision.

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