No need for CBI probe into Forbesganj firing: Bihar

Bihar government on Thursday said that there was no justification for recommending a CBI inquiry after a judicial probe was ordered by the state govt

Last Updated: Mar 01, 2012, 21:35 PM IST

Patna: Bihar government on Thursday said that there was no (no) justification for recommending a CBI inquiry after a judicial probe was ordered by the state government into the Forbesganj police firing in which four persons were
killed on June 4, 2011.

Replying to a short notice question of RJD MLC Md Tanvir Hassan in the state legislative council, state WRD minister Vijay Kumar Choudhary, said on behalf of the state government that after the constitution of a judicial commission to inquire into the firing, there was no justification for a CBI probe.
Choudhary said the state government had constituted the judicial commission on June 22, 2011 which was required to submit the report within six months.

The minister said the chairman of the commission had visited the spot on July 29-30, 2011 and had gathered the information from the locals about what had warranted the firing.

He said the police had already charge sheeted a home guard who was shown on a TV channel jumping on the body of an injured person under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code.

Choudhary said that the commission was still in existence and the state home department had extended its term upto December 31, 2012.

In reply to a supplementary, the minister said it was being expected that the commission would be able to submit its report within the stipulated period.

PTI

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