Muzaffarnagar riot accused panchayat member sent to judicial custody

A member of the district panchayat, wanted in connection with a triple murder case during a communal violence here, was on Friday arrested and presented before a local court that remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.

Muzaffarnagar: A member of the district panchayat, wanted in connection with a triple murder case during a communal violence here, was on Friday arrested and presented before a local court that remanded him to 14-day judicial custody.

Shakir Ali, who had been absconding, was arrested and produced in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar.

According to the prosecution, Shakir Ali was wanted in connection with three murders in Purbaliyan Village under Mansoorpur Police Station of the district during the riots that broke out here last year.

Attachment proceeding had also been initiated against him by the court, they said.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the case, had found 10 persons including Shakir Ali allegedly involved in the triple murder case, according to an SIT official.

The nine other accused in the case have been arrested.

Mahender, Rajvir and Vikas were murdered while they were travelling in a tractor trolley on September 7, 2013.

Shakir Ali is also an accused in another case of murder during the riots.

His bail plea in both the cases have been rejected.  

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