Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh while responding to a PIL seeking the transfer of probe into the recent communal violence in Muzaffarnagar from state police to an independent agency.
According to reports, the apex court had asked the Centre and the UP government to reply to its notice at the earliest.
The order in this regard was passed by a bench headed by Justice GS Singhvi, before whom the matter was mentioned.
The PIL has been filed by Mohammed Haroon and others seeking apex court’s direction to the Centre and Uttar Pradesh Government to find out the reason behind the communal clashes in the state and to take immediate steps to control the violence.
The PIL also sought that the affected persons should be properly rehabilitated and the culprits behind the incident most be brought to book.
The petitioners alleged that houses of around 20,000 people have been burnt and they must be provided temporary shelter and food and medicines must also be supplied to the affected families.