New Delhi: A day after LJP president Ramvilas Paswan approached the National Minorities Commission (NCM) and hinted at communal angle into the Forbesganj police firing incident in Bihar, the Commission has decided to send a team to probe the incident in which four persons were killed and 30 others were injured.

On June 3, police fired at locals who were protesting the construction of a starch factory and its approach road at Forbesganj in Araria district.

Wajahat Habibullah, Chairperson of the National Minorities Commission (NCM), who has expressed strong dissatisfaction over the casual approach of the state government over the issue, will lead a team to Forbesganj on Tuesday and make a first-hand assessment of the situation there.

Targeting the Nitish Kumar government, LJP chief and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Vilas Paswan knocked at the doors of NCM and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

Paswan along with LJP general secretary Abdul Khaliq and other party officials met Habibullah on Monday and appealed him to expedite the investigation.

Questioning over the intent of the state government, they complained that the latter is trying to execute the Gujarat model in the state.

Citing Praveen Togadia’s speech at Muzaffarpur two days earlier, Paswan alleged that Forbesganj incident could have a communal angle.

Earlier, Paswan also urged NHRC Chairman KG Balakrishnan on Sunday to conduct a thorough probe.According to sources, NHRC too can send its  team to Forbesganj in a few days.


JPN/ Bureau