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Court issues summons to 5 accused in 2013 riots gangrape case


Muzaffarnagar: A local court here has issued summons to five accused in connection with a rape case during the riots here in September of 2013 after rejecting the closure report of a Special Investigation Team in the matter.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Narendra Kumar yesterday directed that the five accused appear in court on August 3 in connection with the gangrape case.

According to Assistant District Government counsel Sajid Rana, the decision comes after the woman challenged the SIT’s closure report in court. He statement has been now recorded before a woman magistrate under Section 164 of CrPC.

Five persons — Sunil, Ramesh, Ramkumar, Devender and Yogender — are alleged to have raped the woman, aged 30 at the time, at Phugana village in the district on September 8, 2013, when the area was rocked by communal violence that left scores dead.

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