SC to take up plea on Muzaffarnagar

Last Updated: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:30 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 11 (IANS) The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a plea seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the communal flare-up in Muzzafarnagar in Uttar Pradesh that has claimed nearly 40 lives.

An apex court bench headed by Justice G.S. Singhvi said it would hear the matter Thursday as senior counsel Gopal Subramaniam, appearing for nine petitioners, noted that human life could not be lost on account of negligence in governance.

"We only think that they are human beings," Justice Singhvi observed as Subramaniam said the plea was a cry of anguish and the victims could not be distinguished on the basis of their caste, creed or colour.

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