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UP govt opposes CBI probe demand in M’nagar riots

In the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh government opposed a demand for handing over to CBI the investigation into the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts of the state. The bench was hearing a batch of petitions seeking a CBI probe into the riots and issues of relief and rehabilitation measures.

State government counsel UU Lalit told a bench bench comprising of chief justice P Sathasivam, justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and justice Ranjan Gogoi that that it would be wrong to suggest that no effort was made to curb the violence and it employed all measures at its command to restore normalcy in the trouble-hit villages in 2013. ‘We have done everything at our command and to the best of our ability in containing the riots,’ he told the bench.

Lalit told the court that 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 favoured.
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