Muzaffarnagar riots: 177 arrests made so far

Police has arrested 177 persons while 25 others have surrendered so far in connection with the recent riots in the district, Special Investigation Team (SIT) sources said.

PTI| Updated: Dec 03, 2013, 15:24 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: Police has arrested 177 persons while 25 others have surrendered so far in connection with the recent riots in the district, Special Investigation Team (SIT) sources said.

More than 60 persons were killed and over 40,000 displaced in communal violence that had broken out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September this year.

According to SIT constituted by Uttar Pradesh government, out of 6244 people named in the 538 riots cases, 177 people have been arrested while 25 people have surrendered in court.
50 of them have been arrested for murder, 33 for burning, 44 for attempt to murder and 40 in other cases, the sources said.

No arrest has been made in connection with gang rape and sexual harassment out of 111 accused, they added.