Two chargesheeted in Muzaffarnagar riots case

January 24, 2014 03:12 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 07:59 pm IST - Muzaffarnagar

The Special Investigation Team, probing the Muzaffarnagar riot cases, on Friday filed a charge sheet against two persons accused of murder.

The SIT filed its first charge sheet in the case related to violence in Kutba village in September in which eight persons were killed, in a local court against Kunwar Pal and Jogender, who have already been arrested, police said. Twenty-four persons were injured in the violence.

Police registered cases against 110 persons in connection with the incident.

The SIT has also sent to police a list of 37 others, allegedly involved in the incident, for arrest.

Charge sheets against them will be filed after their arrest, SIT sources said, adding that probe against the remaining 71 persons is on.

Riot victims have alleged that persons identified by SIT were roaming freely in the village, creating fear.

More than 60 persons were killed and over 40,000 displaced in communal violence that had broken out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September last year.

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