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Muzaffarnagar riots: Bailable warrants against Baliyan, Som

Muzaffarnagar riots

A local court today issued fresh bailable warrants against Union minister Sanjeev Baliyan, BJP MP Bhartendra Singh, party MLA Suresh Rana and VHP leader sadhvi Prachi for failing to appear before it in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.

The court also issued a bailable warrant against BJP MLA Sangeet Som as he failed to appear before it in connection with the cases.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sitaram asked the accused to appear in the court on December 18.

According to prosecution, these accused are facing charges under various sections of IPC for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and also that of wrongful restraint.

It is alleged that the accused participated in Nadala Mador panchayat meeting and incited violence through their speeches in the last week of August of 2013.

The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in August and September of 2013 had claimed 60 lives and displaced over 40,000 people.