Eleven acquitted in 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case

Muzaffarnagar: Eleven accused were acquitted here on Wednesday by a local court in connection with the 2013 communal riots in Muzaffarnagar district.

Public Prosecutor Dushyant Tyagi, while speaking to media, said, “The local court acquitted 11 accused in a case related to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots. The acquittal was done due to lack of evidence.”

“Three witnesses in this case, who were present on behalf of the prosecution, turned away from their statements,” he added.

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According to Tyagi, the case against the 11 accused was registered in relation to robbery and arson during the time of riots.

The clashes that broke out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts of Uttar Pradesh between the Hindu and Muslim communities claimed 62 lives while injuring 93 others and rendering more than 50,000 homeless.

The riots took place over a minor altercation between Hindu and Muslim youths at Kawal village in Muzaffarnagar district.

[source_without_link]ANI[/source_without_link]

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