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Thangadh police firing: Have no faith in Gujarat police, say victims’ kin

In support of their demand, Gujarat Anusuchit Jati Atyachar Sangharsh Samiti held a Maha Sammelan here and it was attended by around 500 Dalits and prominent social activists.

By: Express News Service | Gandhinagar |
Updated: August 22, 2016 5:14:44 am

A day after the Gujarat government announced the formation of a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the 2012 Thangadh police firing, family members of the three Dalits killed in the incident remained firm on their demand for a CBI investigation, saying on Sunday they have lost confidence in the state police.

In support of their demand, Gujarat Anusuchit Jati Atyachar Sangharsh Samiti held a Maha Sammelan here and it was attended by around 500 Dalits and prominent social activists.

“For the past several days, we are being pressured to wind up our agitation. We are saying that we want a CBI probe into the Thangadh incident and we will not leave Gandhinagar till the government agrees to our demand,” Valjibhai Rathod, father of one of the victims, told the gathering.

Relatives of the victims also decided to continue their relay hunger to press for their demands.

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