Communal riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar in 2013 (symbolic picture)
BJP MLA Vikram Saini, who is facing trial for his alleged role in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar communal riots case in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar, was on Friday arrested by a special court. He was acquitted for lack of evidence.
Special Judge Gopal Upadhyay acquitted Khatauli MLA Vikram Saini and 11 others while heading a court to hear cases related to public representatives. The court ruled that the prosecution had failed to prove the charges of rioting and arson against him.
Case was going on in the case of riots and arson
The MLA and 11 others were facing trial in the criminal case of rioting, arson and threatening a public servant in Kawal village of Jansath police station area of Muzaffarnagar district. Chowkidar Ishtiaq, a resident of Kawal village, in an FIR lodged at Jansath police station on August 27, accused the then head of Kawal village Saini and his associates of setting fire to village resident Sarfaraz’s car and disturbing peace by threatening the watchman and others. had gone.
60 people were killed in communal riots
According to the FIR, three youths of the village Gaurav, Sachin and Shahnawaz, who were killed in the communal clash, allegedly set the car on fire after they returned from the funeral. In the communal riots that broke out after the killing of three youths of Kawal village, 60 people were killed while more than 40 thousand people left the district.
Relief in just one out of three cases
In this case, MLA Vikram Saini says that during the 2013 riots, three separate cases were registered against him by the police. But he had faith in the judiciary, due to which he has been acquitted in a trial today. He is hopeful that he will be acquitted soon in the remaining two cases as well.
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