AP minority leaders demand CBI probe into Bhainsa incident

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New Delhi, Oct 29 (UNI) A 15-member delegation of minority leaders from Andhra Pradesh today approached the National Commission for Minorities(NCM) to demand a CBI inquiry into the Bhainsa incident in which six members of a family, including three children, were burnt alive in a mysterious fire in their house on October 12.

Besides Chairman Mohammad Shafi Qureshi, the delegation also met with NCM members Harcharan Josh and Lama Chosel Zotpha and impressed upon them the need of the Commission intervening in the matter for ensuring a CBI inquiry.

They also demanded action against extremist organisations like Bjarang Dal, which, they said, were involved in the incident.

The minority members also urged the NCM to convey to the Government their demand for passing of a bill on prevention of atrocities on minorities pending in Parliament.

Sources in the Commission told UNI that the Chairman assured the delegation that their demands would be conveyed to the Prime Minister and the Commission would urge for necessary action.

The delegation included MLC Sultan Ahmad, MLAs Ahmad Ullah and Christino Lazaras.

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