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Clerics ask govt to file appeal against acquittals

On February 5, a Muzaffarnagar court had acquitted 10 persons in the killing of a 30-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy at Lakh village on September 8, 2013.

MEMBERS of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind have demanded that the Uttar Pradesh government should file an appeal in the high court against the acquittal of 10 persons in connection with a double murder case which took place during the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.

A meeting was organised at Rehmani colony in Muzaffarnagar to discuss the Muslim body’s next course of action. “Poor pleading by the prosecution led to acquittal of 10 persons in the riot case in which a woman and a boy were killed. All witnesses were not produced before the court,” said Maulana Moosa Qasmi, Muzaffarnagar district spokeperson of the Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind.

A delegation of Jamiat-Ulema-e-Hind would be meeting the District Magistrate of Muzaffarnagar on Monday requesting to file an appeal against the judgment and also pleading for action against the district government counsel Dushyant Tyagi who was fighting the case, he added.

When contacted, Tyagi said they have yet to go through with the judgment.

On February 5, a Muzaffarnagar court had acquitted 10 persons in the killing of a 30-year-old woman and a 10-year-old boy at Lakh village on September 8, 2013. They were acquitted for want of evidence.