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Bail plea of Muzaffarnagar riot accused rejected

Muzaffarnagar riot victims in relief camps. (File photo: IE) Muzaffarnagar riot victims in relief camps. (File photo: IE)
Press Trust of India | Muzaffarnagar | Posted: April 12, 2014 12:38 pm

A local court here has rejected the bail plea of an accused in a Muzaffarnagar riots case related to the killing of eight persons, including a woman, in Kutba village.

Additional District Sessions Judge Jitendra Kumar on Friday rejected the bail plea of Kunwar Pal, one of the 50 accused in the Kutba village violence case. According to the prosecution, eight persons including a woman, were killed and 20 people were injured during riots in Kutba village in the district last year.

The police had registered a case against 110 rioters and arrested two persons, added sources.

According to the Special Investigation Team (SIT), more han 50 people were allegedly involved. The court has already initiated attachment proceedings against the absconding accused.

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