Kolkata fire: Mamata demands judicial or CBI inquiry

Last Updated: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 21:44

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata
Banerjee on Sunday demanded either a judicial inquiry by a sitting
Supreme Court judge or a CBI inquiry into the Stephen Court
blaze to find out if there was any negligence on the part of
the state government.

"I understand the state government has announced setting
up of an inquiry committee. But it will be an internal inquiry
by the state government. Truth must come out. So many people
have lost their lives," Banerjee said.

"There should be a judicial inquiry by a sitting Supreme
Court judge or the state government should hand over the probe
to the CBI," she told reporters here.

Saying the incident was very serious and responsibility
had to be fixed, the railway minister alleged that in the name
of DNA testing to identify bodies, a `jugglery` was taking

Though the death toll in the tragic incident is put at
33, an attempt is being made to hide more bodies suggested by
finding of torn limbs from the fire-ravaged building, she

Banerjee on Sunday participated in a silent procession of
citizens from Birla Planetarium to Stephen Court where
mourners lighted candles in memory of the victims.


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First Published: Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 21:44

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