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Muzaffarnagar riots: Commission records statements of officials

The inquiry commission will continue to record statements of top officials who were posted during the riots.

By: Press Trust of India | Muzaffarnagar | Updated: February 5, 2015 1:56:24 pm
muzaffarnagar riots, muzaffarnagar violence, UP police, UP government, communal riots muzaffarnagar, muzaffarnagar 2013, muzaffarnagar news, india news, up news, akhilesh yadav government September 11, 2013: A boy looks at a burnt house of a Muslim family at Lisad village in Muzaffarnagar district (UP). (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

The one-man commission probing the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded the statements of officials who were serving during the riots in 2013, police said on Thursday.

The commission on Wednesday recorded the statements of then Commissioner of Sahranpur division Bhuneshwar Singh, then IG (Meerut Zone) Brij Bhushan and then DIG of Saharanpur Ashok Mutha Jain.

The inquiry commission will continue to record statements of top officials who were posted during the riots, police said.

The judicial inquiry commission of Justice (retd) Vishnu Sahai, former Judge of Allahabad High Court, was constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Muzaffarnagar violence.

Over 60 persons were killed and more than 40,000 displaced in communal violence which took place in September 2013 in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas.

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