A Muzaffarnagar court Tuesday fixed April 30 for the decision on a plea to stop the sale of the property of an accused in connection with a murder case during the 2013 riots here. Chief Judicial Magistrate Rakesh Gautam was hearing the plea filed by Mohamed Saleem in which he alleged that the accused has not surrendered before the court despite repeated issuance of arrest warrants.
Saleem, whose son Shahnawaz was allegedly stabbed to death by eight people in Kawal village on August 27, 2013, alleged in the plea that the accused were planing to sale their properties. He said the accused were planning to do so in order to escape and avoid surrendering before the court.
The court last month initiated attachment proceedings against six people for not appearing before it in connection with Shahnawaz's murder case during the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots. The incident led to widespread tension in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining districts in which more than 60 people were killed.
(With inputs from agencies.)