BJP demands CBI probe into encounter killings

Alleging that the death of two persons during an "anti-Maoist operation" in Orissa`s Bargarh district was a "planned murder", opposition BJP on Saturday demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.

Updated: Jan 01, 2011, 23:58 PM IST

Bhubaneswar: Alleging that the death of
two persons during an "anti-Maoist operation" in Orissa`s
Bargarh district was a "planned murder", opposition BJP on Saturday
demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.
"One of the deceased was a functionary of the party.
This was a clear case of murder. We demand a CBI probe into
the incident," former state BJP president Suresh Pujari said
here.

Meanwhile, families of Madhav Singh Thakur and Ramesh
Sahu, the victims of Temiri village, lodged a complaint at
Paikamal police station accusing a section of security
personnel engaged in anti-Maoist operation of killing the duo
without any provocation on Tuesday.
Police was forced to receive the complaints after
locals gheroed the police station demanding registration of
the case, BJP`s senior MLA J N Mishra said rejecting the
police claim that it was an encounter.

"One cannot find a single bullet hitting trees near
the area where police claimed to have entered into an
encounter with the Maoists," Mishra claimed.

PTI