BJP MLAs Sangeet Singh Som and Suresh Rana,who have been detained under the National Security Act (NSA),would be produced before the NSA Advisory Board,Lucknow,to present their arguments against the invocation of the Act against them by the district administration. Both are currently lodged in the Muzaffarnagar district jail.
Muzaffarnagar District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said both would be produced before the advisory board as soon as a date for their appearance is confirmed.
He added the state government has confirmed the administrations decision to invoke jthe NSA against the MLAs.
Soms lawyer Anil Jindal said: The matter of both the MLAs is likely to put up before the board on October 9.
The advisory board,comprising a sitting high court judge and two retired judges,will hear both accused and the district administration before deciding if the NSA slapped on the MLAs was justified.
The board,usually,gives the accused a chance to present their case,in which the advocates are not allowed.
Epidemic scare in relief camps
Aligarh: There is a possibility of an outbreak of epidemics in relief camps where thousands of riot-hit victims have taken shelter following last months communal violence in Muzaffarnagar,a team of doctors said after a survey of the areas.
A 10-member team of Resident Doctors Association (RDA) from the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College,that recently visited the riot-hit areas of Muzaffarnagar,in its report has highlighted the possibility of an epidemic in relief camps. If immediate remedial steps are not undertaken on a war footing by concerned authorities and relief agencies,the situation could worsen, the report said. In a statement,the RDA said people in relief camps were living in completely unhygienic and unsanitary conditions.The report said many were suffering from deep trauma and that there was an urgent need for immediate medical assistance and also for drawing up a long term rehabilitation programme for the displaced.