A Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi submitted a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday demanding a judicial probe into the killing of two persons in the police firing during a protest over alleged desecration of the Guru Granth Sahib.
Saying that the term of reference of the CBI probe, ordered by the Punjab government, did not include the role of police whose action left two people dead and several others injured, the Congress leaders demanded a probe by a retired judge of the Supreme Court.
“I visited Punjab and met the families of the victims. We feel that the Punjab government is unable to provide justice to them. That is why I came with my party leaders from Punjab and the President gave us a patient hearing,” said Rahul.