Thoothukudi firing: Supreme Court to hear plea on Monday

Supreme Court of India
Supreme Court of India, File Photo

New Delhi, May 25: The Supreme Court on Friday said that advocate G.S. Mani’s writ plea seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged police firing during the protest in Thoothukudi will be heard on Monday.

Yesterday, Mani moved the apex court seeking the registration of an FIR and probe by the CBI against Thoothukudi Collector, Superintendent of Police and other police officials.

At least 13 people were killed in the protest so far, and more than 60 injured when the protestors in the district started protesting against the construction of a new smelter plant by Sterlite Copper.

In a wake of security, internet services have been suspended in Thoothukudi and Section 144 is imposed by authorities.

Earlier in the day, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) MP Kanimozhi along with Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) leader Thol. Thirumavalavan was detained in Egmore after a DMK-led Opposition held a protest against police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest.


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