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SC refuses to stay CBI probe against cops firing during Sterlite protests

The police firing had taken place in Tuticorin district during the anti-Sterlite protests that claimed 13 lives on May 22

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Friday refused to stay the order for a CBI probe against police officials for firing during the anti-in Tamil Nadu in May this year.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued a notice to the CBI on the petition filed by the challenging the High Court order.

"We have to see the other side," the bench, also comprising Justice S K Kaul, said when senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi sought a stay of the high court's order.

The had taken place in Tuticorin district during the anti-that claimed 13 lives on May 22, 2018.

The high court ordered that FIRs be registered against top police officials and officials of the civil administration.

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 12:15 IST