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Saharanpur caste violence: SC refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT

The petition may be heard after the court's summer break, says vacation bench

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Saharanpur VIOLENCE, Saharanpur clash
Saharanpur caste clashes. Photo: PTI

The Supreme Court on Friday refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking a probe by a (SIT) into the recent incidents of in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district.

A vacation bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Navin Sinha said there was no urgency and the petition may be heard after the court's summer break.

Gaurav Yadava, a lawyer, who had filed a PIL in his personal capacity, mentioned the plea for an urgent hearing, saying that the situation in the areas was "critical" and needed judicial intervention.

Besides seeking a SIT probe into the recent violence in Saharanpur villages, in which two people were killed and many injured, the PIL also sought compensation for the families of the victims.

First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 14:45 IST