Anti-CAA protests in Muzaffarnagar: UP Police charges 33 arrested accused for provoking children to pelt stones during clashes

  • The SIT probing the anti-CAA violence in Uttar Pradesh has charged 33 arrested people for provoking children to pelt stones during the protests here against the amended law

  • The accused were found to have provoked minors to throw stones during the clashes with police, an official claimed

  • Meanwhile, 35 of the 46 people from whom the government had sought replies for their alleged involvement in arson and loss of public property

Muzaffarnagar: The SIT probing the anti-CAA violence in Uttar Pradesh has charged 33 arrested people for provoking children to pelt stones during the protests here against the amended law.

 Anti-CAA protests in Muzaffarnagar: UP Police charges 33 arrested accused for provoking children to pelt stones during clashes

Protests against CAA turned violent in Uttar Pradesh. PTI

According to an official, an additional charge under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015, has been imposed on 33 people who were arrested earlier for allegedly indulging in violence during the clashes that broke out on 20 December last year during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Law. The section was added after receiving permission from Chief Judicial Magistrate Ravikant Yadav.

The accused were found to have provoked minors to throw stones during the clashes with police, the official claimed, adding that all the 33 accused were earlier charged under various sections of the IPC.

Meanwhile, 35 of the 46 people from whom the government had sought replies for their alleged involvement in arson and loss of public property during the protests have denied their participation in the incidents.

According to Additional District Magistrate Amit Singh, notices were issued to 46 people in connection with damage to property on the basis of cases registered against them. While 19 people were sent notices for recovery of fines by the Kotwali police station, the Civil Lines police station sent such notices to 27 people.

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Updated Date: Jan 16, 2020 16:05:12 IST