Madras High Court orders Tamil Nadu government to explain Thoothukudi firing

Jun 01, 2018, 16:39 IST | Mid-day online desk

The court's order came as it heard a petition demanding registration of murder cases against senior police and other government officials for the firing and also setting up a Special Investigative Team (SIT)

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Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Friday ordered the Tamil Nadu government to state the reasons by June 6, for the May 22 police firing in Thoothukudi which left 13 persons dead.

The court's order came as it heard a petition demanding registration of murder cases against senior police and other government officials for the firing and also setting up a Special Investigative Team (SIT).

On May 22, police fired at people protesting against the Sterlite Copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi killing 13 and injuring over 60 persons.

The government was asked to submit its report by June 6.

Also Read: Tuticorin Firing: Death Toll Goes Up To 13 In Sterlite Protests

Edited by mid-day online desk, with inputs from IANS

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