Kasganj violence: HC declines to order probe by NIA

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday refused to order a probe by the National Investigation Agency into Kasganj violence.

A bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Abdul Moin passed the order refusing to issue the direction to the state government on raising the compensation to the family of the youth killed in Kasganj from Rs 20 lakh to Rs 50 lakh and granting him the status of a martyr.

The bench disposed of the PIL filed by BJP corporator Dileep Kumar Srivastava and others.

The court observed that the police were investigating the Kasganj riots and hence there was no need for NIA probe.