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CBI report on Thoothukudi firing on Sept 16
Tamil Nadu

CBI report on Thoothukudi firing on Sept 16

S.Murari

The CBI told the Madras High Court that it would file its report on Sept 16 on  firing by State police on protestors against Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi on May 27 last year in which 13 people died.

The Tamil Nadu Government entrusted the probe into the CBI following allegations of excesses levelled against the State police, It also set up a judicial enquiry by retired Madras High Court judge Aruna Jagadeesan. The CBI told a division bench of Justice T S Sivagagnan and V Bhavani Subbaroyan that it would file a detailed report on Sept 16.

The agency made submission when the bench wanted to know the progress of the investigation  as well as the judicial enquiry while hearing a batch of writ petitions. Respondent company Sterlite specifically sought to know the status of the probe. The CBI said "several documents are being collected from various departments and investigation is going on at full swing."

It further said:“CCTV footages have been sent for inspections. Inquiries have been made with family members of those who lost their lives. The role of police, revenue officials and protesters during the riot is also being investigated.”