Justice Sahai Commission Report To Be Tabled Today


Lucknow: The report of one-man inquiry commission headed by Justice (Retired) Vishnu Sahai on the Muzaffarnagar riots will be tabled in the Vidhan Sabha today.

More than 60 people had died and over 40,000 displaced in the riots that broke out in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts two years ago.

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The commission had submitted its report to Governor Ram Naik on September 24 last year.

The Justice Sahai commission was formed to look into administrative lapses in controlling the violence and role played by media as well as politicians in flaring up the riots.

The state government had constituted the commission headed by the retired judge of Allahabad High Court on September 9, 2013; days after riots had taken place in Muzaffarnagar.

While the commission was initially asked to submit its report in two months, it was later given several extensions. It had sought the last extension till October 8.

The state government had also formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) on September 24, 2013. In the past two years, a total of 567 cases related to Muzaffarnagar riots had been lodged.

The SIT has already submitted its investigation report in all the cases barring nine that are still pending.