Muzaffarnagar riots: Four gang-rape accused arrested

Four persons accused of gang-rape during riots in Phugana village last year have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Muzaffarnagar: Four persons accused of gang-rape during riots in Phugana village last year have been arrested, police said on Tuesday.

The accused identified as Mohit, Rahul, Sunny and Sanjeev were arrested yesterday and produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate who has sent them to jail, they said.

According to the Special Investigation team (SIT) probing the riots, the four accused were absconding and attachment proceedings had been initiated by the court against them .

The SIT had found involvement of 22 persons in five gang-rape cases.

While 8 accused have been arrested so far, search is on for 14 remaining accused, police said.

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

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