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Magistrate sends 7 cases agst riot accused to Sessions court

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar 

The Chief Judicial Magistrate has committed to the sessions court for trial seven cases against a riot accused.

CJM Narender Kumar yesterday sent the seven cases including that of gangrape against riot accused Roki to the Sessions court.

The Sessions Court has fixed August 20 for framing of charges against the accused in seven cases here.

According to the prosecution, a riot victim was gangraped by six persons, including Roki, who was later arrested.

The police had arrested Roki on March 25 in connection with six riot cases, including gangrape, during the riots.

Police has registered seven riot cases including gangrape, loot, burning, rioting and murder against Roki.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Muzaffarnagar riots has filed a charge sheet against the arrested accused Roki separately in court.

The seven cases would be heard against Roki separately in court.

More than 60 persons were killed and over 40,000 displaced in communal violence that broke out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September last year.

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First Published: Wed, July 23 2014. 13:14 IST