Muzaffarnagar (UP): A local court allowed to withdraw a case of inciting violence against 12 BJP leaders, including Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana, BJP MLA Sangit Som, former BJP MP Bhartendu Singh and VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.
Judge of the special court, Ram Sudh Singh on Friday allowed the government counsel to withdraw the case.
According to district government counsel Rajiv Sharma, the accused were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code for violating prohibitory orders deterring public servants from discharging their duties and wrongful restraint.
It is alleged that the accused participated in a mahapanchayat and incited violence through their speeches in the last week of August 2013. .
The state counsel had moved an application in the court stating that the Uttar Pradesh government has decided in public interest not to proceed further with the prosecution of the BJP leaders and that the court should allow its plea to withdraw this case.
At least 62 people were killed and more than 50,000 displaced in the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and its neighbouring districts in 2013.
In the public interest, the court should have punished the hatemongers, who spewed venom in the society, because of which plenty of innocent and previous lives were lost.
This is a deceptive head line!! The State Government of UP has applied to court to withdraw the case, please do not try to give positive feel to the communal decision by a communal govt!!
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