Dumka, Apr 25 UNI | 3 months ago

Former Jharkhand Chief Minister and JVM(P) supremo Babulal Marandi today demanded a high level probe by CBI or the NIA into the naxal attack at Shikaripara which had claimed 8 lives.

Holding the ruling party coalition responsible for the maoist attack Mr Marandi said that para-millitary forces were nor deployed on sensitive and hyper-sensitive polling stations despite repeated requests.

'District administration were under the pressure of the state government and the incident was a result of lack of responsibility which claimed lives of 8 people including 5 policemen,' he said.

'The state government and district administration are responsible for the negligent attitude and i request the election commission to order a CBI or NIA probe and keep away district administration and police officials from the election process,' he said.

Others included JVM(P) general secretary Pradeep Yadav and Pintu Aggarwal.

(Posted on 26-04-2014)