14, Oct 2015
LUCKNOW: The Justice Vishnu Sahai Commission has indicted former BSP MP Kadir Rana and BJP MLA Sangeet Som for making provocative speeches and circulating a fake video clip respectively that led to the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar.
Besides Som, 229 others have also been indicted for sharing a ‘video clip’ that claimed to show the murder of Sachin and Gaurav in Muzaffarnagar. It was later found that the incident shown in the video clip had no connection with the killings in Muzaffarnagar.
Nine other Muslim l eaders indicted for making provocative speeches i nclude f or mer Cong ress minister Saeedulzaman, BSP MLAs Noor Saleem alias Pappu Raja and Maulana Jameel and Muslim leaders Salman Saeed, Sultan Nasir, Naushad Quereshi, Maulana Musarraf, Ahsan Quereshi and Asad Zaman.
The commission, however, noted that since an FIR has been filed against Som and 229 others, the state government could not take further penal action against them on the basis of its report because Article 20 (2) of the Constitution of India clearly provides that no person shall be prosecuted and punished for the same offence more than once.