Muzaffarnagar: District authorities have requested the court hearing the Muzaffarnagar riots case against BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana that the proceedings be conducted through video conferencing.
This has been done to prevent producing the duo in court from Banda and Urai district jails in view of law and order situation here following the riots, which claimed 49 lives.
The district authorities have requested the court to allow their hearing through video conferencing, a facility available in both the jails in Banda and Urai, District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma told a news agency here today.
Chief Judicial Magistrate KP Singh would decide the proposal of the district authorities here.
The hearing of two MLAs is fixed for October 4.
BJP MLA Sangeet Som was arrested for alleged involvement in fake video uploading case and making provocative speeches that played a role in provoking communal tension.
Another BJP MLA Suresh Rana was arrested on the charge of making provocative speeches here to incite riots.
Later, both the MLAs were booked under the National Security Act. Som has been kept in Urai while Suresh in Banda district jail.