Congress team to probe civilians’ torture in Chhattisgarh

August 4th, 2012 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Aug 4 (IANS) Chhattisgarh’s opposition Congress Friday formed a five-member panel to probe into allegations that policemen went on rampage Aug 1 at a weekly market in a Maoist-dominated area.

“There are widespread allegations against policemen that they mercilessly beat up people at a weekly market in Orchha in Narayanpur district after Maoists killed a policeman,” a Congress statement said.

The party said a five-member committee, headed by former minister Shiv Netam, would visit Orchha to prepare a report on what happened that day.

Dozens of tribals and traders showed injury marks to the district authorities and complained that they were tortured by policemen Wednesday after a policeman was killed by Maoists in full public view at the market.

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