JD(S) demands CBI inquiry into Yesterday's Police firing

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Bangalore, Jun 11(UNI) Strongly Condemning yesterday's Police firing in which one farmer was killed and several others injured in Haveri district over agitation for Fertilisers, Janata Dal(S) leader and Former Minister H D Revanna today demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the firing.

Addressing newspersons here, Mr Revanna alleged that due to improper handling of the fertiliser issue by Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa an innocent farmer lost his life.

"BJP Government in Karnataka has failed to visualise the extent of problem faced by the state farmers despite JD(S) raising the Fertiliser issue during Confidence motion moved by Mr Yeddyurappa in the Assembly", he alleged.

Referring to yesterday's firing incident Mr Revanna demanded the state government to make public the truth whether prior permission was obtained before opening firing on agitating farmers since there were conflicting statements.

He also criticised Yeddyurappa for calling farmers as anti-social elements, on whose name he had taken oath as Chief Minister of the state.

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