Muzaffarnagar: How BJP triggered riot, explains Akhilesh

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Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow, Sept 19: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who has been facing criticism from all over the country over communal violence in the state, accused BJP of triggering riots in Muzaffarnagar.

Slamming BJP leader Sangeet Som, Akhilesh on Thursday, Sept 19 claimed that BJP allegedly had used social media and mobile phones to circulate a fake video. The video, which was circulated in the sensitive region of the state ahead of the deadly riot which broke out on Sept 7, showed how a group of Muslim men had attacked and killed two Jat boys.

"What happened in Muzaffarnagar is a well-thought out strategy. One political party has tried to draw political mileage. They used social media to trigger a riot," said Akhilesh without taking BJP party leaders' names.

However, investigating agencies claimed that the video was shot two years back either in Afghanistan or in Pakistan. Earlier the video was circulated saying that it was shot in Muzaffarnagar. The riot left more than 50 dead and many injured.

What happened in Muzaffarnagar is a well-thought out strategy

Non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued against Sangeet Som who currently has gone underground. Som earlier had challenged Uttar Pradesh Police to arrest him. BJP leader Uma Bharti vowed to ignite protest in the state if police arrest any BJP leader in connection with the riot case.

Meanwhile, police sources informed that they would wait for state assembly to end its ongoing session. The cops reportedly do not want court and clash with BJP supporters and followers. The House will end its ongoing session on Friday, Sept 20.

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