Local police fired first, says CISF report

Munger violence

Patna: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has submitted a report on the October 26 violence in Bihar’s Munger to its headquarters in Delhi and the Election Commission. It has stated that the local police fired first and when the situation went out of control, the CISF also fired later in the air.
When contacted, Jitendra Kumar, Additional Director General of Bihar Police, said that he has not received any report from the CISF.
“We are doing the investigation with a team headed by Magadh range Divisional Commissioner and the report will be submitted to the Election Commission in seven days,” Kumar said.
IANS has a copy of the report prepared by the CISF. It says that an altercation took place between the local police and the devotees over the slow pace of the Goddess Durga immersion procession.
Cong corners BJP
After the violence in Munger, in which Hindu devotees were allegedly beaten up by police, the Congress has cornered the BJP and the NDA and has been raising the issue to keep the NDA government on the backfoot.
On Friday, Congress leader Randeep Surjewala met Bihar governor Phagu Chauhan to submit a memorandum and sought the dismissal of the Nitish Kumar government.
With the violence in Munger, the Congress has got an opportunity to corner the BJP of Hindutva, a cause that the BJP has been championing. “Why is the Prime Minister silent on it?” asked Randeep Surjewala.
The Congress said when the SP and DM were removed from the post by Election Commission, it is a case of bad governance.
The opposition has also blamed the Munger SP at the time of the incident. (IANS)

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