Muzaffarnagar riots: SP leader surrenders before court

A local Samajwadi Party leader, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case, surrendered before a court in Shamli which remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.

Party’s youth wing’s district president Nafees Rana yesterday surrendered before the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate in Kairana which rejected his bail plea and sent him to 14-day judicial custody, prosecution said.

Rana is among 25 people booked on charges of stone pelting and damaging property in Shamli during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

He was earlier given a clean chit by a Special Investigation Team probing the incidents of violence.

The court had rejected a closure report filed by the SIT and issued non-bailable warrants against him.