Patna: On the first anniversary of the police firing at Forbesganj in which four members of the minority community were killed and many others injured, the Opposition parties on Sunday demanded a CBI probe into the incident.
Demanding the probe, RJD state unit chief Ramchandra Purve who led an 'Aakrosh March' in Patna during the day alleged that atrocities against the minorities have increased during the NDA rule.
Slamming the Nitish Kumar government for trying to put the incident in the cold storage by ordering a judicial probe into the matter, he said, it has not only been trying to protect those officials responsible for the incident in Forbesganj, but it has also not given succour to the kin of the victims of the police firing.
Leader of opposition in the legislative council and RJD, Gulam Gaus, alleged that there has been an increase in the number of murders of minority persons during the NDA rule while several others have been framed in false criminal cases.
The LJP sat in a dharna at Kargil chowk here and shouted anti-government slogans on the Forbesganj police firing issue, while NCP leader Tariq Anwar slammed the state government for allegedly not giving justice or succour to the victims of the incident even after a year.
CPI(M-L) state committee leader Dhirendra Jha charged Kumar with rejecting the demand for a CBI probe under pressure from ally BJP and the RSS.
The party also took out processions in several districts of the state.