Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Special court closes case against BJP MLA Sangeet Som in Muzaffarnagar riots

Must Read

Ex-cop Derek Chauvin guilty of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd case

Former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement...

US to join global effort to decarbonize shipping industry, says Kerry

The global sector emits 1 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, according to the Ocean Conservancy, on...

After six decades of family monopoly, Cuba gets ready to step into a non-Castro unknown

Cuba turned the page on the Castro era on Monday with the ruling Communist Party electing president Miguel Diaz-Canel...

  • Sangeet Som and others were booked for allegedly uploading a video on social media that was said to have triggered communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in 2013.

By S Raju, SNN, Meerut

PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 08:26 PM IST

A special MP/MLA court in Muzaffarnagar has accepted the closure report submitted by a special investigation team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh police in a case against BJP MLA Sangeet Som who allegedly uploaded a video on social media and others who shared it, triggering communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in 2013.

The riots had claimed the lives of more than 60 lives and rendered over 50,000 others homeless.

The closure report was pending with the court since April 4, 2017 and it accepted the report on Saturday.

Additional district government councilor (ADGC) Lalit Bhardwaj said SIT’s inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was the complainant in the case and he submitted a closure report on April 4, 2017 after finding no evidence against the MLA and others.

Singh was killed by a frenzied mob in December 2018 after an incident of cow slaughter in Stana area of Bulandshahar district. He was then posted as inspector in Syana kotwali.

Bhardwaj said after Singh’s death no one objected to the closure report and the court accepted it after recording the statement of the policeman who submitted the death report of the inspector in the court.

A case under sections 420,153A, 120B of IPC and 66 of IT Act was registered against Som and 200 others who liked the video, allegedly uploaded by the MLA after the killing of two brothers in Kawal village of Muzaffarnagar.

It is said that the video, a fake one allegedly of the killing of two persons in Afghanistan, was described as the video of the Kawal incident and shared in social media, which triggered fierce communal riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli district in September 2013.


Follow @ Facebook

Follow @ Twitter

Follow @ Telegram

Updates on Whatsapp – Coming Soon

Latest News

Bollywood Brief; Ajay Devgan Web Series, Priyanka Chopra India Coronavirus Cases and Tiger Shroff | अजय की वेब सीरीज का फर्स्ट लुक आउट, प्रियंका...

Ads से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें Smart Newsline ऐपअजय देवगन ने अपने डिजिटल डेब्यू...

Simmba actor Kishore Nandlaskar dies of Covid-19 complications, Govinda and Ranveer Singh pay their respects

Veteran actor Kishore Nandlaskar died on Tuesday, April 20, due to Covid-19 complications. He was 81. The actor was seen in several Marathi and...

Vijay raj got ad-interim relief in molestation case from Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court | बॉम्बे हाई कोर्ट की नागपुर बेंच का फैसला,...

Ads से है परेशान? बिना Ads खबरों के लिए इनस्टॉल करें Smart Newsline ऐपपिछले हफ्ते एक्टर विजय राज ने गोंदिया में दर्ज मॉलेस्टेशन के...

Babil shares Irrfan Khan’s pic with Amitabh Bachchan from Piku sets, says wants to work with him

Babil Khan has posted a new, unseen picture of his late father, actor Irrfan Khan, with Amitabh Bachchan and expressed his gratitude for the...

Anil Kapoor’s son Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor questions his eligibility for Covid-19 vaccine, he has an epic reply

Anil Kapoor has received the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Tuesday. The actor took to his Instagram and shared a picture of...

More Articles Like This