Twelve people have been acquitted due to lack of evidence in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case.
Muzaffarnagar Additional District Sessions Judge Sanjiv Kumar Tiwari acquitted them yesterday under sections 395 (dacoity) and 436 (arson) of the IPC in the riots case.
According to prosecution, an SIT had filed charge sheet against 13 people under sections 395 and 436 of the IPC. One person died during the pendency of the case.
During the hearing, three witnesses, including complainant Mohammed Suleman, turned hostile and did not support the prosecution.
It was alleged that a mob set houses on fire and looted property during riots at Iisadh village in the district on September 7, 2013.