Munger conundrum: EC orders investigation, removes SP & DM

The Election Commission has ordered the immediate removal of the SP Lipi Singh and DM Rajesh Meena of Munger over the firing incident that took place on October 26. The poll watchdog has also given 7 days to the authorities to submit a detailed report related to the incident.

Earlier today, Hundreds of miffed people came to the streets of Munger and created a ruckus outside the government offices expressing their angst over the police brutality. The fierce mob threw stones at a police station and then burnt all the vehicles present there.

The opposition parties are demanding the resignation of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. They have compared the incident with General Dyer’s Jallianwala Bagh massacre of 1919.

Mahagathbandhan’s chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav condemned the episode and claimed that the police deliberately thrashed the devotees.

An 18-year-old person was killed and many others were injured in firing during the immersion ceremony in Munger.

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Tejashwi raised questions on the increased crime graph and asked, “What is the Chief Minister and Deputy CM doing about the incident? Who gave permission to the police officer to act like General Dyer?”

LJP Chief Chirag Paswan slammed his former ally and held CM Nitish Kumar responsible for the incident.

“Murder case should be registered against the local police officials. Firing on devotees shows Nitish’s is a Talibani regime. The Chief Minister is now playing the role of General Dyer, who ordered the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. I am sure the CM is responsible for the incident. An investigation should be done,” he said.

Tejashwi also launched a veiled attack against Deputy CM Sushil Modi and said, “Modi had told criminals to continue with their activities after the elections.”

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