Centre provided adequate force to UP to deal with clashes: Govt

The Centre had provided more force to Uttar Pradesh than it had asked for to deal with Muzaffarnagar clashes, Union Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said here on Monday.

Last Updated: Oct 07, 2013, 22:30 PM IST

Allahabad: The Centre had provided more force to Uttar Pradesh than it had asked for to deal with Muzaffarnagar clashes, Union Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said here on Monday.

"The Centre had sent adequate security forces to Uttar Pradesh during the recent communal riots in Muzaffarnagar.

"In fact, the state had been given more than it had asked for. The state cannot complain that there was a paucity of security personnel," the Union Minister said.

When asked about the possibility of a CBI probe into the riots, Singh said, "For that a recommendation from the state government it essential.

"Even if residents affected by the riots approach the Centre with the request for a CBI inquiry, we will have to refer their representations to the state government".

Singh expressed hope that Judicial panel probing the riots will do a fair job.

"We hope that the judicial inquiry ordered by the state government will be able to meet the deadline in submitting its report. We also hope that the contents of the report will be made public so that those held accountable for the violence are brought to justice in a transparent manner," he said.

PTI