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Dhule riots: Congress wants 2013 riots’ report tabled in House


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Nagpur: Congress MLA Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan has demanded that the Maharashtra government table in the state Assembly the report of the judicial panel that probed the 2013 Dhule riots. Six people were killed and several others injured in the police firing during riots in north Maharashtra’s Dhule city in January 2013.

Six police personnel were subsequently arrested.

after a video footage had emerged in which they were purportedly seen rioting and looting.

A judicial commission, headed by retired Bombay High Court Judge KU Chandiwal, had probed the case and submitted its report to the state government in 2016. Khan on Wednesday met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who also holds the Home portfolio, at his chamber in the Legislature complex here and urged him to table the probe report in the House.

“We want to know observations made in the report, who have been held responsibleand what action will be taken against the accused,” the legislator said. He also claimed that the state government had then announced Rs 5 lakh compensation to the kin of victims, but it was not given to them.

The monsoon session of the state Legislature is currently underway in Nagpur.