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SC tells Gujarat to reopen riot cases
August 17, 2004 12:30 IST
Last Updated: August 17, 2004 18:01 IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Gujarat government to set up a police committee headed by the director general of police to reconsider closure reports filed in 2,000-odd riot cases and find out whether further investigation was required.
The court directed the DGP to inform it directly every three months about the progress made.
Of the 4,200-odd riot cases in which first information reports were registered, the police closed over 2,000 saying they could not trace the culprits.
The court asked the state government to file an affidavit by Monday giving details of the riot cases in which the accused have been acquitted and also details of those cases in which the state appealed against acquittal.
The court also asked the advocate general of the state to be present before it on Monday to apprise it about the procedure relating to the filing of appeals before higher courts.
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