Court accepts the closure report of Special Investigation Team against BJP MLA Sangeet Som

A court in Western Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar has accepted a 2017 closure report filed by a UP Police Special Investigation team against BJP MLA Sangeet Som, known for making controversial comments, in a case over an inflammatory video uploaded on social media ahead of the 2013 communal riots. More than 60 people were killed and 40,000 were displaced during the riots in Muzaffarnagar and neighbouring areas in 2013.
While the closure report before the court was filed about four years ago, the two-page court order accepting it notes a striking coincidence – the complainant in the case, Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, died without being able to make an appearance in the court.