Muzaffarnagar Riots: No evidence against BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som


The 2013 Muzaffarnagar violence had claimed 62 lives. BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som, from Meerut’s Sardhana, was accused of uploading an inflammatory video on Facebook that had allegedly triggered communal violence in the district. Four years since the investigation a court order came on Monday stating that no evidence was found against the MLA. The local court had accepted the closure report filed by an Uttar Pradesh Police Special Investigation Team (SIT). District Government Counsel of Muzaffarnagar, Rajeev Sharma, said on Tuesday that “No one has raised any objection against the closure report. The
court had issued several notices to complainant sub-inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, but no one turned up. Recently, a police constable appeared before the court and informed that Singh was dead. The constable also produced evidence in support of his claim. Following this, Additional District and Sessions Judge Ram Sudh Singh ordered that the closure report be accepted,” According to District Government Counsel Sharma, the court in its judgment also said, “scrutiny of the evidence collected by the investigating
officers did not reveal enough ground for summoning Som and the other
accused”.

Written by: Ayesha Siddiqua

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