Muzaffarnagar riots accused arrested, sent to judicial custody

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A file photo of policemen patroling a street during the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. PTI Photo
A file photo of policemen patroling a street during the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar. PTI Photo

Muzaffarnagar, Feb 28 (PTI): A main accused involved in a Muzaffarnagar riots-related murder case has been arrested here, police said.

Pappu, son of Mahender Singh is one of the eleven accused in connection with the killing of a youth Nazim, was arrested yesterday, according to police.

A local court later sent him to a 14-day judicial custody.

He was sent to the custody by Chief Judicial Magistrate Narender Kumar yesterday.

A pistol was also recovered from his possession, they said.

Resident of Lankh village here, Nazim was killed when he was travelling by roadways bus running between Rehmatpur and Jolly village. He was taken out of the bus by the rioters and shot dead during the communal violence in the district last September, they said.

Meanwhile during an investigation the Special Investigation Team (SIT) has identified the eleven accused including Pappu, who lead the rioters.

“He was involved in 15 different cases and SIT identified him as the main accused in the riots, with ten others still absconding,” SIT police officer Sampurnanand Tiwari, said.

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