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Authorities seek video conferencing of Som, Rana in riots case

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

District authorities have requested conducting proceedings in the Muzaffarnagar riots case against jailed MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana through video conferencing in view of the prevailing and order situation.

Som and Rana have been booked under the National Security Act for their alleged involvement in the riots, which claimed 49 lives, and have been lodged in Urai and Banda district jails, respectively.

The district authorities have requested the to allow their hearing through video conferencing, a facility available in both the jails in Banda and Urai in view of the prevailing and order situation, District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma told PTI here today.

Chief Judicial Magistrate K P Singh would decide the proposal of the district authorities here.

The hearing of two MLAs is fixed for October 4.

Sangeet Som was arrested for alleged involvement in fake video uploading case and making provocative speeches that played a role in provoking communal tension.

Another Suresh Rana was arrested on the charge of making provocative speeches here to incite riots.

First Published: Wed, October 02 2013. 16:20 IST