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Deputy collector to probe into police firing

The magisterial inquiry into the death of Tabrez Sayekar, 30, who was killed in a police firing during violent protests against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Ratnagiri district, completed it's second day on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: May 08, 2011 02:01 IST
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The magisterial inquiry into the death of Tabrez Sayekar, 30, who was killed in a police firing during violent protests against the proposed Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant in Ratnagiri district, completed it's second day on Saturday.

The state government appointed Mangesh Joshi, deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate for Dapoli to investigate last month's police firing that killed one person and injured 11 villagers from Sakhri Nate. The inquiry is likely to last a month.

"The deputy collector met those injured and a few villagers who are eyewitnesses and recorded their statements. They also did a panchnama at houses that were damaged during the protests," said Amjad Borkar who heads the anti-nuclear protests by the fishing community.

"The team will be back in about eight to 10 days."

On April 18, Sayekar was part of the mob in the fishing village that allegedly damaged and ransacked the Nate police station following which policemen resorted to lathi charge and opened firing.

The state government announced a magisterial Inquiry into the incident.

But the agitation at Sakhri Nate was following violent protests on the same morning led by Shiv Sena MLA Rajan Salvi at Madban, the plant site, where maore than 200 people burnt some equipment, machinery and dry grass.

The police resorted to lathicharge, fired in the air to disperse the crowd and 30 people were arrested and taken to Ratnagiri police station.