The Uttar Pradesh government constituted Special Investigation Team (SIT) had asked the local police to arrest over 300 accused in different riot cases, out of which 245 have been arrested, Muzaffarnagar Senior Superintendent of Police HN Singh said.

Meanwhile, SIT sources said that the team has completed its investigation in more than ten cases of riots in the affected villages including Kutba, Bahawdi, Purbaliyan, Phugana, Lank and Kharad, but the chargesheets have not been filed in the court as the accused have not been arrested.

The SIT is investigating a total of 571 cases in which 6,386 people were named, including 538 cases of Muzaffarnagar, 27 of Shamli, two of Baghpat, one of Meerut and Saharanpur each.

Over 60 people were killed and thousands left homeless during the riots in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas in September.


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