Muzaffarnagar district magistrate opposes UP govt's move, says can't withdraw riot cases due to administrative reasons
Six months after the Uttar Pradesh government sought its opinion on withdrawal of 133 cases relating to the 2013 riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli, the Muzzafarnagar district administration is learnt to have opposed the government's move.
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh may withdraw riot cases if they are "politically motivated", the state's Law Minister Brijesh Pathak said on Thursday.
"Whenever a large scale violence takes place, it is with the connivance of the local political leaders and with the government. Law and enforcement agencies are also involved," H. S. Phoolka, senior advocate, told CNN-IBN.