Chennai: Hitting back at the opposition parties
including CPI(M) which have been demanding action against police officials in connection with the Paramakudi firing on Sunday, which left seven persons dead, Tamil Nadu Chief minister J Jayalalithaa today said the government cannot "act unilaterally" when it had announced a judicial probe.
Speaking in the Assembly, where the Left parties and
Puthiya Tamizhagam staged a walkout following Speaker D
Jayakumar`s refusal to raise the issue,the Chief Minister said
she had initially ordered for a DRO probe but later conceded
to judicial probe at the insistence of a section of the
While the government had announced forming an inquiry
commission under a retired High Court judge, it had to wait
for its recommendations.
"How can we act unilaterally. We have to wait for the
recommendations of the commission and if it recommends action
against anybody, the government will act," she said.
When a commission had been announced, only it can recommend
action, she said.
The CPI (M) had announced staging a state-wide protest on
September 17 demanding suspension of police officials who
opened fire on the agitating crowd.