Mangaluru, Dec 22, 2019: Senior Congress leader and former minister B Ramanatha Rai has demanded a probe by a sitting High Court judge into the police firing incident in Mangaluru which claimed two lives.
Speaking to reporters here on December 22, Sunday, Rai said the stand adopted by the Chief Minister was responsible for the Mangaluru incident. He alleged that the CM was directly to be blamed for the death of the two men in police firing.
He said it was wrong on the part of the government to impose Section 144 when protests were being held peacefully in the state. The CM and Home Minister are to be blamed for all untoward incidents, Rai said.
He also launched a scathing attack on the state government for not permitting opposition leaders in the state to visit Mangaluru.
DCC Chief Harish Kumar, MLC Ivan D’Souza, Corporators Naveen D’Souza, Shashidhar Hegde, Party leaders A C Vinayraj, D K Ashok and others were present.