Man arrested for looting riot victims' houses
Posted on: 02:43 PM IST Jan 10, 2014
Household items and cash belonging to riot victims were recovered after police arrested one person for allegedly looting houses during last year's September clashes which displaced thousands of people.
Ankur Kumar was arrested on Thursday at Lisad village under the Phugana police station in Muzaffarnagar for looting goods from victims' houses during the riots, police said.
Some of the looted goods recovered from the possession of Kumar included a fridge, a washing machine and some cash.
Miscreants had looted goods from the houses of displaced victims during the riots. Hidden goods have been recovered by the police in few houses in the same village and in other areas too, the officials said.
The riots in Muzaffarnagar in September last year left over 60 people dead and rendered 40,000 homeless who had to seek shelter in relief camps.