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Hearing on Meerut fire adjourned till tomorrow

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Meerut, Apr 17 (UNI) The hearing on a petition filed by some local organisations here seeking lodging of a murder case against 11 people, including the erstwhile District Magistrate and the then Senior Superintendent of Police, in connenction with the Victoria Park fire here on April 10, could not be taken up today.

The petition, filed in the court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge (II) Rajesh Kumar, by the All India Lawyers Union and the Hindu Yuvak Mahasabha, sought prosecution of senior officials, including the then District Magistrate Ram Krishan and Senior Superintendent of Police Rajeev Sabbharwal and the organisers of the Trade Fair. Due to lack of adequate evidence, the court adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.

The petitioners alleged the district administration and police utilised bulldozers at the scene of the inferno and destroyed evidence.

Notably, a similar petition has also been filed in the Allahabad High Court.

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