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Bihar: Human Rights body for probe into police firing

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 13:56

Patna: Taking suo mottu cognizance of the
Forbesganj police firing that claimed four lives on June 3,
Bihar Human Rights Commission (BHRC) has asked for a probe.
The commission directed the commissioner and IG of Purnia
to ensure a joint probe and submit a report within the next
four weeks.

Justice Rajendra Prasad, member of the commission,
confirming the BHRC`s directive said, "we have asked the two
officials to record statements of police and members
of the public".

"You must also verify the facts as shown on TV news
channels showing policemen jumping over bodies and indulging
in brick batting with the mob," the commission ordered.

Four persons were killed and 30 others, including 25
policemen injured in police firing and clash between policemen
and a mob opposing construction of a starch factory in the
Forbesganj Industrial Area and an approach to the factory on
June 3.
The state government has already decided to recommend a
CBI inquiry into the Forbesganj incident, Chief Minister
Nitish Kumar had said yesterday.


First Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 13:56

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