SC notice to UOI & U.P. Govt. on Writ Petition seeking CBI probe on Muzaffar Nagar riots

A division Bench of Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice P. Sathasivam, Justice Mrs. Ranjana Prakash Desai & Justice Mr. Ranjan Gogoi issued notice to the Union of India & Uttar Pradesh Government on a writ petition filed by the SCBA seeking directions to hold an independent enquiry into the horrors of human disaster in Muzaffar Nagar riots on 7th September, 2013.

Senior Advocates M/s. M.N. Krishnamani & Prof. Bhim Singh who represented the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) before the division bench of the Supreme Court urged the Court to order investigation by an independent and impartial agency namely CBI in the interest of national security.

Prof. Bhim Singh submitted before the Court that a tug of war between the Union of India & Uttar Pradesh government should not make truth a casualty. He submitted that an independent investigation by the CBI or CIT under the supervision of the Supreme Court alone shall save the truth in the greater interest of communal harmony which is the backbone of democracy.

Prof. Bhim Singh also mentioned the Crl. M.P. filed by the SCBA seeking permission to screen the ‘sting operation’ in connection with Muzaffar Nagar riots which was telecast on 17th September, 2013 by India Today (headlines) and Times Now. He informed the court that this Sting Operation which has been witnessed by millions of people in the country makes a strong case that the Muzaffar Nagar riots needs to be invested by an independent agency.