Mumbai violence: Chargesheet filed against 57
The Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Friday filed a chargesheet in connection to the Mumbai's Azad Maidan violence case and retained murder charges against all the 57 accused.
The 3,384-page chargesheet was filed in the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate P S Rathod.
The chargesteet reportedly contained the statements of 851 witnesses.
According to reports, the Mumbai Police decided to retain murder charges in the chargesteet as the post-mortem examination report of the victims showed they suffered from bullet injuries.
The police had arrested 63 people for their alleged role in the violence.
Five people were discharged due to lack of evidence while 45 others were later granted bail.
12 people are in judicial custody.
On Aug 11, at least two people were killed and several others were injured in violence that erupted at a protest meeting in Mumbai organised to decry the Assam violence, triggering arson and attack on the mediapersons and cops.