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Mandsaur firing: Cong to move court seeking action against

Press Trust of India  |  Bhopal 

The today said it will move the seeking action against officials responsible for the killing of five farmers in police firing at Mandsaur on June 6.

"We are going to the and seek that the officials responsible for the killing of the five farmers at Mandsaur should be tried for and attempt to charges," general secretary told reporters here.

He was speaking on the sidelines of party's Satyagraha supporting farmers' demands.

Singh alleged that the standard operating procedure was not followed at Mandsaur.

The law-enforcers did not go for cane charge or firing of teargas shells. Rather the farmers were fired upon directly, he further alleged.

Meanwhile, Chief Whip in the Jyotiraditya Scindia, said "it is an irony that even nine days after the police firing, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who calls himself a farmer's son has not taken action against the guilty."

"We demand action against the officials responsible for firing under section 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC," he added.

Similarly, Congress member from MP Vivek Tankha in Indore said they are going to move the High for formation of Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the death of five farmers in police firing at Mandsaur.

"We held talks with the kin of the deceased farmers and their lawyers and have decided to move High Court for an impartial SIT probe into the June 6 Mandsaur firing," he added.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 22:32 IST