PUDUCHERRY: A six-member fact-finding team that has inquired into the firing and arrest of a notorious rowdy Sakthivel at Ouravaiyar demanded a CBI probe into the incident.
The team headed by A Marx, People’s Union for Human Rights, G Sugumaran of Federation for people’s Rights and four others on Tuesday said that the explanation by the police about the incident of firing at Sakthivel who had allegedly hurled country made bombs and killed Jagadeesan of Karikkalampakkam, was suspicious. They claimed that the family of Sakthivel had told the committee that he had surrendered before the police and was taken in their custody before the incident where he was shot in the leg. A CBI inquiry was, therefore, required to bring out facts.
The committee also demanded `10 lakh compensation to the family of the deceased Jagadeesan, who got shot in a case of mistaken identity in the war between two gangs. The government should also provide a government job to the wife of the deceased. Further, the committee demanded that the police register a case against a group which had threatened and abused them when they went to Ouruviyar to probe the incident. Sugumaran claimed that the group had damaged the vehicle in which they had travelled. The report would be submitted to Union Home Minister, Union home secretary, chief minister, chief secretary and National Human Rights Commission for action, said Sugumaran.