Maharashtra Riots SC asks Maharashtra government to implement its directions issued in the 1992-93 Mumbai riots case

The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to implement its directions issued in the 1992-93 Mumbai riots case. The Supreme Court’s directions included ensuring disposal of cases, compensation to the families of missing victims of the 1992 Mumbai riots and police reforms.

A bench of Justices Abhay S Oka and Ujjal Bhuyan directed the Maharashtra Director General of Police and the Secretary of the state Home Department to look into the recommendations of the Justice BN Srikrishna Commission and file a “better compliance” report.Considering one aspect, the bench said that at present there are 2.30 lakh policemen in the state force and the administration is obliged to construct housing units for them.

The state government had constituted a commission under the Commission of Inquiry Act under the chairmanship of Justice Srikrishna, then judge of the Bombay High Court, to deal with aspects such as circumstances, events and immediate causes in Mumbai on January 25, 1993. Riots occurred on 6 December 1992 and thereafter following the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

The bench, which noted that the commission’s recommendations were to be accepted by the state government in 2022, issued several directions in its judgment. The state government will provide details of 97 cases on inactive files to the Registrar General of the Bombay High Court within a month from today.

On receipt of the details, the High Court on behalf of the administrative side will issue necessary communications to the respective Courts in which the cases are pending to take necessary steps to trace the accused.

The top court had said, “The state government will immediately constitute a special cell to trace the absconding/missing accused in these cases and assist the courts concerned so that the trial against them can proceed.” It had also directed the state government to “provide details of the sole riot related criminal case pending before the Sessions Court at Mumbai to the Registrar General of the Bombay High Court” who would bring it to the notice of the concerned court for its disposal. As soon as possible.

“The state government will expeditiously implement all the recommendations made by the commission on the issue of reforms in the police force, which it has accepted,” the 2022 decision said.

The top court in its judgment had also directed the state government to submit a report containing details of 168 people who were reported missing during the 1992-93 communal riots in Mumbai.

It had observed that a March 2020 affidavit filed before it by the principal secretary of the state home department had said that 900 people were killed in the riots and 168 people were reported missing and the legal heirs and family members of these deceased Has been compensated. Of the 60 missing people.

“There will be a committee headed by the member secretary of MSLSA (Maharashtra State Legal Services Authority) to monitor the implementation of the directions issued by this judgement,” it said.

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