A case of rioting was registered on Sunday against Rana and others in connection with an incident in Shamli on June 16, 2013, police sources said, adding a warrant has been issued to Rana. On June 16, a girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped, following which hundreds of people including Suresh Rana staged a protest and damaged shops and vehicles, demanding the arrest of the accused.

Another BSP leader Noor Saleem Rana, who was sent to 14 days judicial custody on Saturday, could not be shifted to Azamgarh district jail due to some health problem, jailer Mijazilal said. He was under the treatment of doctors in jail's district hospital, he said, adding that district authorities have ordered that he be sent to Azamgharh district jail.

Meanwhile, Chief Judicial Magistrate KP Singh of a local court will on Monday hear the bail plea of BJP MLA Sangeet Som, who was accused of allegedly uploading a fake video that triggered the communal tension in Muzaffarnagar. Som was arrested on September 22.

Sangeet Som was sent for 14 days judicial custody on Saturday. He was shifted to Urai district jail.

(Agencies)

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