The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in its report to its headquarters and Election Commission of India over October 26 Munger violence has mentioned that the police had fired first in an effort to management the state of affairs however when it went uncontrolled, it additionally needed to fireplace within the air later. The safety drive physique knowledgeable IANS. The violence in Munger had broke out throughout Durga idol immersion ceremony amid Bihar Assembly Election 2020.
When contacted, Jitendra Kumar, Additional Director General of Bihar Police, mentioned that he has not obtained 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 mentioned.
IANS has a duplicate of the report ready by the CISF. It says that an altercation befell between the local police and the devotees over the sluggish tempo of the Goddess Durga immersion procession.
“Subsequently, a few of the locals pelted stones on the police occasion. In retaliation, local police fired within the air. As a outcome, devotees received extra indignant and intensified the stone pelting.
“In view of the tense state of affairs, a staff of the CISF comprising 20 personnel and different para army forces had been deployed there to revive peace.
“Since, there was heavy stone pelting from the other side and the situation was out of control, M. Gangaiah, a CISF personnel, fired 13 rounds from an Insas rifle in the air to control the situation. After firing in the air, a mob dispersed from the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chowk,” the report mentioned.
On Friday, the Munger Police claimed that 100 bullets and two magazines had been lacking from the Purab Sarai police station. This police station was vandalised by agitators on Thursday who weren’t happy with the police motion.
Local residents claimed that the Munger Police resorted to firing on Monday evening round 11.45 p.m., leaving one particular person lifeless and several other others injured.
Earlier, the Bihar Police had claimed that the firing was the work of some anti-social components and never the police.
The Election Commission had directed the Bihar authorities to conduct a excessive stage inquiry into the violence. Asangba Chuba AO, the Divisional Commissioner, has been given the accountability of the investigation.
Meanwhile, a staff of Congress leaders met the Governor and demanded strict motion within the case.
“We have met the Governor of Bihar. During the half an hour meeting with him, he listened to our points and assured us that proper action will be taken.”
Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut mentioned that the Munger incident was an assault on Hindutva.
“If such an incident would have taken place in Maharashtra, West Bengal or Rajasthan, the Governor and the BJP leaders would have asked for President’s rule. As the incident has happened in Bihar which is ruled by the NDA, none of the leaders are talking about it,” he mentioned.
(With inputs from IANS)