Loba villagers insists on judicial probe

Under the banner of Krishi Jami Raksha Committee (KJRC), villagers of Loba in Birbhum's Dubrajpur on Thursday demonstrated in Kolkata demanding judicial inquiry into the November 6 incident when police allegedly opened fire on them over land acquisition issue.

Rejecting the Trinamool Congress government's administrative inquiry into the incident in which 33 people were injured, including 27 policemen, Joydeep Majumdar of KJRC said: "We do not have any trust in the administration. The Chief Minister said villagers were not responsible for the violence, then why the cases against them have not been withdrawn?"

The villagers have put forth seven demands, ordering a judicial probe into the incident being one of them.

7-point demand

Order judicial probe

Compensate victims

Bear medical treatment cost of victims

Withdraw cases against villagers

Punish accused cops

Let mining firm to hold direct talks with villagers for land

Rehabilitate, give jobs to landlosers

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