New Delhi: UP police has filed chargesheet against nine of the 15 accused in Muzaffarnagar riots in connection with the murder of three people in the district.
The charge sheet was filed against Rajender Foji, Manga, Arvind, Sharan, Harmore, Azad, Mangeyram, Sahensarpal and Rajender Kumar last evening in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Narendra Kumar, police said today.
Amroz, Maherban and Ajmal were beaten to death by the accused at Mohamadpur Raisingh village under Budhana police station on October 30.
Of the 15 accused, 9 have been arrested and the rest are absconding.
The Special Investigation Team is probing over 500 cases. The violence in Muzaffarnagar and its adjoining areas, which began in October last year , claimed over 60 lives and left over 40,000 displaced.
According to SIT sources, 683 persons were found involved in different cases during the riots in September last year in the district, of whom 240 were arrested, 46 surrendered and 11 found dead so far.
Superintendent of Police H N Singh said non-bailable arrest warrants have been issued against 147 absconding persons who failed to appear in the court.
Police has registered 534 cases against 6,423 persons in connection with the riots in the district.