Maha govt sends report on Pune firing to Home Min

Last Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 22:59

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has received a
report from Maharashtra government explaining its position on
the alleged firing on farmers near Pune which rocked both
Parliament as well as the State Assembly.

In its report, the Maharashtra government explained the
circumstances in which the police had to resort to firing,
official sources said.

The state government also informed the Centre that a
judicial probe has been ordered into the incident and said
the guilty will be punished in accordance with the law.

The report has been sent after the Home Ministry asked the
state government to intimate it with facts about the incident
in Maval in which three persons were killed.

The incident has rocked both Parliament and the
Maharashtra Assembly, where opposition described the state
government as "murderer" by saying that the farmers were
killed in a "cold-blooded encounter".

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 22:59

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