Congress for CBI probe into Forbesganj firing

The Congress Thursday demanded that the state government order a CBI probe into the Forbesganj firing in Bihar`s Araria district in which four people were killed on June 3.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 16:05 PM IST

Patna: The Congress Thursday demanded that the
state government order a CBI probe into the Forbesganj firing in Bihar`s Araria district in which four people were killed on June 3.
Congress leader in-charge of Bihar affairs Gulchain Singh
Charak said nothing short of a CBI probe would be acceptable
to the party and asked Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to hand
over the firing case to CBI for an impartial and speedy probe.

Describing the firing as "unprovoked and shameful,"
Charak said the chief minister must apologise for the
incident.

"Complete jungle raj prevails in Bihar as the situation
is registering marked deterioration every day under a
government which claims to have established rule of law," he
said.
Four people were killed and scores others injured in
firing and clash between policemen and locals opposing
construction of a starch factory and approach road at Bhajan
village under Forbesganj Industrial Area in Araria district on
June 3.

He requested the chief minister to personally visit the
area and try to find out a solution to the issue raised by the
locals.

Demanding that Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi`s role in
the incident also be probed, Charak said Modi was alleged to
have visited the area three days before the firing taking place and had reportedly ordered the authorities to ensure construction of the factory using force.
"Since Modi is also alleged to be involved in the
incident, it will require a probe by an independent
investigating agency like CBI instead of a judicial probe," he
said.

Earlier, he participated in a sit-in demonstration
organised by the state Congress at the Kargil Chowk here to
press for the CBI probe.

PTI