Muzaffarnagar: Union minister Sanjeev Baliyan has visited the district jail in Muzaffarnagar and met a group of riots accused chargesheeted for serious crimes in the communal riots of 2013, officials said.
Sanjeev Baliyan, who himself was issued bailable warrant for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and also that of wrongful restraint, reportedly assured the Muzaffarnagar riots accused all help
A local court had issued fresh bailable warrants against Baliyan, BJP MP Bhartendra Singh, party MLA uresh Rana and VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi for failing to appear before it in connection with the 2013 riots case.
“The minister met riot accused Indrapal, Kapil, Pushpendra and Gaurav,” said A N Tripathi, jailor, Muzaffarnagar district jail.
According to police records, Indrapal is an accused of killing Azamuddin and his wife Haleeman. The couple were allegedly attacked and killed after violence erupted at Lisad village on 8 September, 2013.
An FIR regarding the murders was lodged at Fugana police station against seven persons, including Indrapal, on 24 September, 2013.
Gaurav, Pushpendra and Kapil arrested for gangraping a Muslim woman at her house in Fugana police station area after the riots broke out on 8 September, 2013.
More than 60 people had died while nearly 40,000 people displaced in the 2013 riots of Muzaffarnagar.