Muzaffanagar riots` inquiry panel sets up camp till Monday
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:20
  
Muzaffarnagar: Two of the ten persons who were summoned by the one-man commission probing last year's clashes did not depose before it on Tuesday.

Retired judge Justice Vishnu Sahai, who has set up a camp here till Monday, told reporters that the commission has received 700 affidavits in connection with the riots.

The commission will summon ten complainants each day to record their statements, he said.

"Statements of eight complainants were recorded today," Sahai said. Two government lawyers have been deputed to help Sahai for the purpose, official sources said here.

The Uttar Pradesh government had on September 10, 2013 constituted the commission to probe into the Muzaffarnagar riots and gave it two months time to submit its report.

That deadline ended on November 11 last year, following which the government extended it by six months.

Over 60 persons were killed and more than 40,000 displaced in communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September last year.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 22:20


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