The state government has released more fund of Rs 3.28 crore for riot victims. Relief would be provided to 58 families, 52 injured and 70 house owners whose houses got damaged in riots, Additional District Magistrate Indermani Tripathi told reporters.

The step has been taken on the direction of Supreme Court to provide adequate relief and rehabilitation funds riot victims in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas.

It is worth mentioning that the communal violence, which had broken out in September last year in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining towns, had claimed over 40 lives and rendered above 50,000 people homeless.