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Court allows plea against PC in Meerut killings

Last Updated: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 14:38

New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday allowed Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy to move an application against Home Minister P Chidambaram and make him a co-accused in an over two decade old case of mass killings in Uttar Pradesh.

Swamy, in a verbal submission, requested Additional Sessions Judge Rakesh Siddhartha that he be allowed to move the application against Chidambaram under Section 319 Code of Criminal Procedure (power to proceed against other persons appearing to be guilty of offence).

Accepting the Janata Party chief`s request, the court will hear the case on August 17.

The application will be moved in first week of the next month, Swamy said.

Around 40 Muslims were killed in 1987 after a curfew was clamped to search for illegal arms in the Hashimpura area of Uttar Pradesh`s Meerut city.

Chidambaram was then the minister of state for internal security in the Home Ministry at the Centre.


First Published: Monday, July 9, 2012 - 14:38
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