State has much to answer, Madras HC orders CBI inquiry into Thoothukudi Firing

Meera Emmanuel August 14 2018
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The Madras High Court today ordered that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take over the investigation into the police firing which took place in Thoothukudi last May.

The firing occurred during protests conducted against the expansion of Vedanta's Sterlite copper smelting plant, and eventually lead to the death of thirteen civilians.

In the immediate aftermath of the Thoothukudi firing, the Madras High Court

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