FIR lodged against policemen in Bihar lathicharge incident- The New Indian Express

FIR lodged in opposition to policemen in Bihar lathicharge incident- The New Indian Categorical

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By PTI

MUNGER: Police on Sunday lodged an FIR in opposition to legislation enforcers concerned in an “undesirable and unauthorised lathicharge” on devotees throughout immersion of a Durga idol in Bihar’s Munger.

The FIR has been lodged with Kotwali police station on the premise of a video displaying policemen baton-charging devotees on Monday, which has gone viral on social media.

“An FIR has been lodged after going by way of the video.

Essential motion, as per legislation, will likely be taken in opposition to these safety personnel, who have been concerned in an unauthorised and undesirable lathicharge on the folks, after figuring out them on the premise of the video footage,” Munger Superintendent of Police Manavjeet Singh Dhillon mentioned.

A younger man was killed in firing throughout police crackdown on the spiritual procession, and a number of other individuals have been injured.

The incident, allegedly triggered by the native police objecting to a procession being taken out for immersion of a Durga idol late Monday evening in flagrant violation of social distancing norms, had set off a pitched battle between safety personnel and devotees.

The Election Fee had on October 29 ordered an inquiry into the firing and stone-pelting incident on late Monday evening.

Magadh Divisional Commissioner Asangba Chuba Ao was requested to finish the probe inside per week.

The ballot panel additionally eliminated the District Justice of the Peace and Superintendent of Police of Munger over the violence at the same time as a gaggle of protesters went on the rampage within the city on the identical day, setting some police stations and outposts on hearth and ransacking the SP and the SDO places of work.

The RJD-led Grand Alliance condemned the district police for having acted in a way akin to ‘Basic Dyer’ of the notorious Jallianwala Bagh incident in Punjab throughout British rule whereas its ally Congress had on October 30 met Governor Phagu Chauhan and demanded dismissal of the Nitish Kumar authorities, holding it answerable for the firing incident.

After submitting the memorandum to the governor, Congress nationwide basic secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala had mentioned, “It was the BJP-JD(U) authorities which ordered the latchicharge and firing on the harmless devotees of Goddess Durga through which one particular person was killed whereas eight others have been injured through the immersion of an idol on Monday evening.

” The Congress chief had additionally claimed {that a} CISF electronic mail, which has come to the general public area, has admitted that the power and the police had resorted to firing in Munger.

The primary part of the meeting polls in Bihar is over and the following two phases are slated to be held on November three and seven.

 

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