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Forbesganj firing: Senior Bihar cop in dock

A case was filed in a Bihar court against 10 people, including Araria Superintendent of Police Garima Mallik, in connection with the police firing in which four people were killed and over a dozen injured.



Patna: A case was filed in a Bihar court against 10 people, including Araria Superintendent of Police Garima Mallik, in connection with the police firing in which four people were killed and over a dozen injured, an official said on Saturday.

Four people, including a pregnant woman and a six-month-old infant, were killed and nine others were injured June 3 at Bhajanpura village near Forbesganj in Araria, about 350 km from here, when the villagers were protesting against an upcoming factory.

Mohd Farooq Ansari, a resident of Bhajanpura, has filed a case against the Araria police chief in the court of the chief judicial magistrate.

"Ansari has made Garima Mallik a named accused in the police firing case," a district official said.

Ansari`s wife was one of four people killed in the police firing, the official said.

"After the Bihar government led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar failed to take any action against Mallik and other police officials for the firing, I filed a case against her," Ansari said.

According to a report on the police firing by the Delhi-based Act Now for Harmony and Democracy, many eyewitnesses said the firing order was given by Mallik.

IANS

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