Munger: Did Lipi Singh lie? CISF report says police personnel opened fire first, not someone from crowd

A report of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has revealed glaring lapses on the part of the Bihar Police in the incident that unfolded in Munger district on the night of October 26. One person was killed and more than a dozen people, including security personnel, were injured in firing and stone-pelting during Goddess Durga idol immersion ceremony in Munger on Monday night.

The incident occurred at Deen Dayal Upadhyay Chowk, which comes under the Kotwali police station limits of the city. According to the family of the man, who was in his early 20s, their son died in police firing. Their claim was backed by other protesters as well. However, the administration claimed that Anurag Poddar was hit by a bullet fired by somebody from among the mob.

However, the CISF report clears the air around the incident, which occurred when devotees were carrying Goddess Durga idols for immersion.

The report states that the dispute between the devotees and the police started at around 11:45 pm on October 26 night. When people started pelting stones at police and security forces, the Munger Police first opened fire in the air.

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