Forward Bloc now demands publication of Dinhata firing report

Last Updated: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 23:36

Kolkata; Shifting from its earlier stand, the Forward Bloc today demanded publication of the enquiry report into the police firing on party activists that left five of them dead at Dinhata in Cooch Behar district in February 2008.

In an apparent bid to stem revolt in the party over the stand, Forward Bloc state secretary Ashok Ghosh said in a statement, "The non-publication of the enquiry report into the Dinhata incident has triggered a controversy. It was the Forward Bloc which demanded the enquiry. In the present circumstances, we demand the enquiry report be published."
Forward Bloc demanded publication of the enquiry report into the police firing on party activists that left five of them dead at Dinhata in Cooch Behar district in February 2008.
While the state government initially held a magisterial enquiry, it later ordered a judicial probe into the incident. Leader of the Opposition Partha Chatterjee recently visited Dinhata where he led demonstrations by his party to demand publication of the report.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 23:36

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