Muzaffarnagar riots: Court summons six accused in murder case

The murder victim's father Waseem had challenged the SIT's closure report, exonerating the accused who allegedly stabbed his son Shahnawaz to death during the communal riots in the district.

Published: 05th June 2018 03:49 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th June 2018 03:49 PM   |  A+A-

File Photo of the Muzaffarnagar riots in 2013.

By PTI

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Rejecting the Special Investigation Team's clean chit, a local court here has summoned six men for their alleged involvement in a murder case during the Muzaffarnagar communal riots in 2013, a lawyer said today.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Ankur Sharma has asked Prahlad, Vishan, Devender, Jitendra, Yogender and Ravinder to appear before it on July 10 in connection with the murder of Shahnawaz on August 27, 2013.

The magistrate took cognizance of a private complaint filed by Mohammed Waseem, murder victim Shahnawaz's father, his lawyer Mohsin Zaidi said.

Waseem had challenged the SIT's closure report, exonerating the accused who allegedly stabbed his son Shahnawaz to death during the communal riots in the district.

Police had filed an FIR against eight people in the case.

The remaining two accused, Sachin and Gaurav who were killed by a mob in Kawal village, were blamed for Shahnawaz's murder while the six were given a clean chit.

According to Waseem's complaint to the police, his son was stabbed by eight people in Kawal village on August 27, 2013.

The incident led to widespread tension in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts in which more than 60 people were killed and thousands displaced.

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