Ktk CM orders probe into police lathicharge, expresses regrets
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Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 23:45
  
Bangalore: As the state witnessed protests by farmers decrying police lathicharge on them in Chamrajnagar, Karnataka Government on Saturday ordered an inquiry by Divisional Commissioner and ordered release of all those arrested.

Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa directed the police to withdraw cases booked against agitating farmers, sources close to him told agency here.

Police made a "mild" lathicharge to disperse a 400-member group of farmers protesting to press their charter of demands in Chamrajnagar and over 50 agitators were taken into custody.

The sources said Yeddyurappa expressed regret over the lathicharge in Chamarajanagar and Davangere and asserted "my government is pro-farmer, doors of my government is always open for farmers and they can come for talks".

Meanwhile Yeddyurappa had a telephonic talks with Raitha Sangha leader K S Puttannaiah and invited him for talks.

In the wake of lathicharge, Congress and JDS hit out at the government and dubbed it as anti-farmer.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, December 12, 2009, 23:45


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