CPI(M) for compensation to victims of Forbesganj firing

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Patna, Jun 16: CPI(M) today (June16) described as an ''eyewash'' the judicial probe announced by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar into the June 3 Forbesganj police firing and demanded that compensation be paid to the victims' families quickly without waiting for the inquiry report.

"It is nothing but an eyewash the judicial inquiry ordered by chief minister into the firing. The state government should take stern action the guilty officials involved in the firing and make payment of compensation without waiting for the probe report," state CPI-M Secretary Vijay Kant Thakur told reporters.

Four persons were killed and scores of others injured in the firing and clash that broke out between policemen and locals opposing the construction of a starch factory at Forbesganj in Araria district on June three.

He alleged that not not a single leader from ruling NDA had visited the spot even 13 days after the incident and Deputy Chief Minister S K Modi has given a statement in favour of BJP MLC Ashok Agarwal, whose relatives were setting up the starch factory.

"We want Modi's role in the incident be also inquired into," Thakur said and demanded arrest of BJP MLC Agarwal, his son and bodyguards, besides cancelling the allotment of the land for the proposed factory.

PTI

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