22 absconding riots accused: Cops announce cash reward

Police announce award for riot accused
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 26:  Police has announced a cash reward of Rs 2500 for providing information about 22 accused absconding in connection with six gangrape cases in Phugana and Lank villages of the district during riots last year.

"A reward of Rs 2500 would be given  to those providing information about any of the 22 gang rape accused who have been absconding since the incident," SSP HN Singh said.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the riots, had identified 25 accused in six gang rape cases during the riots last year.

Six women had complained that they were gang raped during riots and their houses were burnt.

According to SIT Inspector, Mala Yadav, "only three accused identified as Vedpal, Rockey and Maheshvir have been arrested and remaining 22 accused are absconding."

Court had also initiated attachment proceedings against the absconding accused. It is learnt that atleast 800 accused identified by the SIT in were absconding in different riots cases in the district.

More than 60 people were killed and 40,000 displaced during riots in Muzaffarnagar district and neigbouring areas in September last.


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