BJP, SP To Blame For 2013 Muzaffarnagar Riots, Says Probe Panel Report

| September 24 , 2015 , 09:23 IST
[caption id="attachment_129633" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Muzaffarnagar Riots Report Police on streets of Muzaffarnagar after riots (File Photo)[/caption] Justice Vishnu Sahai committee, probing the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 in Uttar Pradesh has blamed the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the violence. According to a TOI report, the panel has indicted members of ruling party and the Bharatiya Janata Party for their role in the carnage that claimed over 60 lives and rendered over 50,000 homeless for months in September 2013. It has also blamed senior police and administrative officials posted in the district at that time. Justice Sahai, who was handed over the probe by the SP government, submitted his report to Governor Ram Naik. Naik said that the report would be sent to chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for further action. The content of the report has not been made public. However, the report quoted sources that it blames local politicians of SP and BJP for fuelling the fire that singed Muzaffarnagar and five other west UP districts. The 775-page report, divided into six chapters, has been prepared after recording 377 witnesses from the public and members of various political parties and 100 government offices.