Saharanpur Violence: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT probe into clashes

On Friday the Supreme Court refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the recent incidents of caste violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district.

PTI May 26, 2017 13:39:20 IST
Saharanpur Violence: Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT probe into clashes

New Delhi: On Friday the Supreme Court refused an urgent hearing on a plea seeking a probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the recent incidents of caste violence in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district.

Saharanpur Violence Supreme Court refuses urgent hearing on plea for SIT probe into clashes

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A vacation bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Navin Sinha said there was no urgency, and the petition may be heard after the court's summer break.

Gaurav Yadava, a lawyer, who had filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in his personal capacity, mentioned the plea for an urgent hearing, saying that the situation in the areas was "critical" and needed judicial intervention.

Besides seeking an SIT probe into the recent violence in Saharanpur villages, in which two people were killed and many injured, the PIL also sought compensation for the families of the victims.

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