According to a letter to the district magistrate by a senior state official, the Uttar Pradesh government has sought information on the possibility of withdrawing nine criminal cases pending in a court here against BJP leaders in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.
According to media reports news agency PTI has stated that, In the January 5 letter to the district magistrate, special secretary, Uttar Pradesh department of justice, Raj Singh has sought information on 13 points, including whether the cases could be withdrawn in public interest.
Many BJP leaders were allegedly involved in the Muzaffarnagar riots including UP minister Suresh Rana, former Union minister Sanjiv Balyan, MP Bhartendu Singh, MLA Umesh Malik and party leader Sadhvi Prachi.
However the report by PTI clearly states that leaders’ names has not been mentioned in the letter but the file numbers pertaining to the cases against them have been mentioned in it.
The communal clashes of Muzaffarnagar just before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in August and September 2013 claimed more than 60 lives while over 40,000 people were displaced.
With Inputs From PTI