Published On: Thu, Feb 13th, 2014


Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday strongly  opposed in the Supreme Court a , the demand for  CBI probe  into the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts of the state.

The state government told the court that it would be wrong to suggest that no effort was made to control the violence and they employed all measures at its command to restore normalcy in the trouble-hit villages in 2013.  senior advocate U U Lalit told a bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam. The bench, also comprising Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice Ranjan Gogoi, was hearing a  batch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the riots and issues of relief and rehabilitation measures

According to state government  state government said probe into the cases of riots was moving properly and in some cases charge sheets have also been filed any move to shift the investigation to CBI will only hamper the probe done so far. He said there was no discrimination in the grant of compensation and it was a wrong perception that victims from the minority community were favored.

The court also asked the state government to respond why the compensation was limited to the victims from two districts of Muzaffarnagar and Shamli and not to those living in villages of adjoining districts like Baghpat.


Might be UP government is concerned for lok shabha election as CBI can bring out the reality of the communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and cities nearby , which can ruin ruin the dreams of UP government to make a strong stand in upcoming LOK SABHA Elections.

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