New Delhi / Muzaffarnagar
January 5, 2016
Popular Front of India demands immediate implementation of Allahabad High Court order regarding the Muzaffarnagar riots to conduct the fair investigation. The demand was pressed during the lawyers’ team of Popular Front submitted the court order to the SSP yesterday (4thJan. 2016) at Muzaffarnagar.
Popular Front had set up a legal aid office at Muzaffarnagar for the riot victims in November 2013 and arranged a lawyers’ panel to fight their cases and the panel of advocates are at work since then. So far, 85 aggrieved families received compensation of five lakhs each from the state government through the legal aid office of Popular Front. The organisation has been following around fifty cases at this Legal Aid Office.
Four writ petitions were filed by Popular Front of India through the relatives of the deceased persons before Allahabad High Court. Adv. S.M. Nazir Abbas Abedi, Adv. K.P. Mohamed Sheriff (Co-ordinator, National Lawyers’ Network), Adv. A. Mohamed Yusuff (National Executive Member, Popular Front of India), Adv. Saipan Sheikh (Maharashtra State General Secretary of NCHRO) appeared for the petitioners Haneef, Yameen, Saeed Hasan and Asia.
After hearing the petitions the court directed to the SSP, Muzaffarnagar to ensure that fair investigation is conducted and concluded in the offences, referred in the FIRs, in accordance to law within a period of two months from the date of production of certified copy of this order.
As per the direction of the Allahabad High Court, the lawyers’ team of Popular Front and the family members of the victims Saeed Hasan, Yameen and Sabeer met the SSP yesterday and submitted the order of the Allahabad High court and demanded immediate implementation.
Muhammad Arif Ahmed
Director of Media & Public Relations
Popular Front of India