News: Federation demand judicial probe into lathicharge

The Federation for People’s Rights in Puducherry today urged the administration to order a judicial probe by a sitting high court judge into the lathicharge on Left party activists during an agitation to protest against the hike in prices of essential commodities.

In a statement here, Federation secretary G Sugumaran, the left parties, who attempted to picket the legislative assembly as part of their nationwide stir against price rise were lathicharged by police in which women and children sustained injuries.

As the agitation was already announced the police had failed to take adequate security measures he said and strongly condemned the police action.

UNI / 09.04.2010

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