Maha: Twenty-one persons acquitted in 1993 riot case
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Last Updated: Monday, May 30, 2011, 23:56
Mumbai: The sessions court here on Monday acquitted 21 persons including 11 Shiv Sena activists for their alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai communal riots, for the lack of evidence.

According to the case filed by NM Joshi Marg police, the accused were arrested while pelting stones and committing arson on January 10, 1993, in South Mumbai, during the post-Babri Masjid demolition riots.

The accused had been arrested from the spot, and policemen identified them as perpetrators in the court.

However, the only 'eye witness' who had been allegedly injured in the police firing failed to identify the accused.

The defence argued that the accused had been picked up from homes and had no role in the alleged violence.

Defence also argued that police had not presented any independent witnesses to support the case.

The court rejected the prosecution's case and acquitted all the accused.


First Published: Monday, May 30, 2011, 23:56

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