Ayodhya: A neighborhood courtroom in Faizabad has acquitted all 14 accused in a 2012 communal riots case as a consequence of lack of proof. The courtroom of Faizabad District Choose Sanjiv Faujdaar handed the order on Tuesday, district authorities counsel Ram Krishna Tiwari mentioned. “All of the witnesses within the case turned hostile and the police had been unsuccessful in presenting any proof in opposition to the accused,” Tiwari instructed PTI. The courtroom acquitted all of the 14 accused, he mentioned. Two individuals had been killed and several other injured on October 24, 2012, in Faizabad throughout the riots that broke out after rumours that some idols of Goddess Durga had been being attacked by unidentified individuals throughout a procession.
Throughout the riots, dozens of outlets and homes had been burnt and looted. The mob additionally torched police automobiles and attacked police personnel.
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The Durga Puja procession was led by senior Samajwadi Social gathering chief Manoj Jaiswal who was additionally the president of Ayodhya-Faizabad Durga Puja Committee. The Samajwadi Social gathering was then in energy within the state and Akhilesh Yadav was the chief minister.