Muzaffarnagar riots: BJP MLA Sangeet Som surrenders, gets bail

Muzaffarnagar: BJP MLA Sangeet Som on Tuesday surrendered before a court here after a bailable warrant was issued against him in connection with a 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Sitaram granted him bail after he submitted a personal bond of Rs 20,000 and gave an undertaking that he will appear in court for the next hearing.

The next date of hearing in the case has been fixed on 23 January.

Sangeet Som. File photo. PTI

Sangeet Som. File photo. PTI

In December last year, Union minister Sanjeev Baliyan, BJP MLA Suresh Rana, BJP MP Bhartendu Singh and four others had surrendered in a court here in connection with the case.

According to prosecution, Som and six other accused are facing charges under various sections of IPC for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and also wrongful restraint.

It is alleged that the accused participated in Nadala Mador mahapanchayat meeting and incited violence through their speeches in the last week of August of 2013. Firebrand VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, an accused in the riots case, is also facing bailable warrant against her.

The communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in August and September of 2013 had claimed 60 lives and displaced over 40,000 people.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 19, 2016 18:08 PM

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