CID inquiry in 'Chopda riots' in Maharashtra

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Mumbai, Apr 23: Maharashtra government today ordered a CID inquiry into the riots and subsequent police firing in Chopda, in which two people were killed, yesterday.

Making a statement in the Assembly in response to an adjournment motion notice sought to be tabled by Mr Gulabrao Patil (Shiv Sena) Deputy Chief Minister R R Patil said the families of the dead will be given compensation of Rs one lakh each. He defended the police action and said they were forced to open fire as both the communities came face to face and even policemen were beaten up.

However, leader of the Opposition Ramdas Kadam objected and said policemen were at fault in firing the bullet in the head and stomach.


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