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Anti-Sterlite protests: CBI registers case against TN Police, revenue officials

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The (CBI) on Thursday registered a case against Police and Revenue Department officials after 13 protestors were killed in police firing during Anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, on May 22.

13 people were killed and more than 60 injured in the alleged police firing during the violent protest against in

The people were protesting against the construction of the plant, claiming that it was polluting groundwater, and was hazardous for the environment.

Taking note of the people's demand, the government on May 28 ordered the closure of the plant.

In August, the ordered a CBI probe into the police firing.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 16:40 IST