A senior minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet at the centre recently visited Muzaffarnagar jail to meet a group of riots accused chargesheeted for serious crimes in the communal riots of 2013.
Sanjeev Baliyan, who himself was issued bailable warrant for violating prohibitory orders, deterring public servants from discharging their duties and also that of wrongful restraint, reportedly assured the Muzaffarnagar riots accused all help.
Quoting the jail officials, Indian Express reported that during his half-an-hour stay in the jail, Balyan reportedly discussed the problems faced by the accused from Fugana area of Muzaffarnagar facing charges of murder and rape during the riots.
More than 60 people had died while nearly 40,000 people displaced in the 2013 riots of Muzaffarnagar.
“The minister met riot accused Indrapal, Kapil, Pushpendra and Gaurav,” said A N Tripathi, jailor, Muzaffarnagar district jail.
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