Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Muzaffarnagar riots: Bail plea of accused rejected

Muzaffarnagar riots (Source: Indian Express Archives) Unrest during Muzaffarnagar riots, 2013 ( Source: Express Archives)
Press Trust of India | Posted: June 5, 2014 1:24 pm | Updated: June 5, 2014 1:28 pm

 

A local court rejected the bail plea of an accused in the Kutba killing case that took place during the riots in the district in 2013.

Additional District and Sessions Judge, Jitender Kumar on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of accused Jogender Kumar. According to prosecution, eight persons, including a woman, were killed and their houses were burnt during riots in Kutba village under Shahpur Police Station in the district on September 8, 2013.

A case was registered against 110 people in connection with the case and three persons were arrested. Special Investigation Team had identified 49 accused and filed charge sheets on the three arrested while the remaining 46 are absconding. In another case, District and Sessions Judge Vijay Luxmi has rejected bail plea of one Mangey Ram in connection with a triple murder case.

Three youths were lynched to death by rioters at Mohammadpur Raisingh village in the district on October 30, 2013.

A case was registered against 15 people in connection with the case.

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