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Bihar awaiting inquiry report into Forbesganj firing: Nitish

CM does not want to comment on the probe as saying anything can influence it.

Undeterred by Opposition attacks,Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said the state government had already ordered a judicial probe into the Forbesganj firing in which 4 people were killed.

“In a democratic set-up,everybody is free to speak what he deems fit… but the facts remain that the state government has ordered a judicial probe into the incident which alone can unravel what happened,why did it happen”,Kumar said.

He said the state government had approached the Chief Justice of Patna High Court to appoint a sitting judge for the probe as the strength of the judges in the court had risen to 39.

“We should wait for the inquiry report… we will swiftly act on the basis of the report,” he said adding that saying anything before the probe is completed,would amount to influencing it.

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He hoped the probe would soon begin and the government would receive the report shortly.

Opposition RJD,LJP and Congress have demanded a CBI inquiry into the firing in which four persons were killed and 30 others injured after police fired at locals protesting the construction of a starch factory and its approach road at Forbesganj in Araria district on June 3.