CPI(M) demands probe into killing of 19 in Ch`garh
CPI(M) demanded a judicial probe into the recent killing of 19 people by CRPF and state police in Chhattisgarh.
New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Monday demanded a judicial probe into the recent killing of 19 people, including two children, by CRPF and state police in Chhattisgarh alleging they were either axed to death or killed in "indiscriminate firing".
"The truth must be established about the Central and State Government`s claims of an encounter between armed Maoists and its forces", the party Politburo said, demanding a time-bound judicial inquiry into the incident in the dense jungles of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh on June 28-29 night.
"The terrible plight of villagers, mainly tribals, caught in the violence between the Maoists on the one hand and the state forces on the other has led to a wide questioning of the methods used by the forces in the name of fighting Maoists which ends up targeting the most exploited sections of our society", it said.
The CPI(M) also demanded immediate help and compensation to the families of those killed or injured.