29 cops examined in CAA police firing

Mangaluru: As many as 29 police officers and personnel were examined by Udupi Deputy Commissioner G Jagadeesha, head of the magisterial enquiry into the police firing in the city in December 2019 which killed two anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters.

A total of 176 police personnel have been directed to present their evidence before the magistrate for the enquiry.

ACPs K U Belliappa and Kodandarama presented his evidence on Wednesday, while ACP (central sub division) M Jagdish and ACP (traffic)
M Manjunatha Shetty submitted their evidence in writing.

The next hearing is slated to be held on 9 March when statements of 41 officers including DCP (law and order) Arunangshu Giri will be recorded.”City police commissioner P S Harsha has been asked to submit his evidence on 12  March,” Jagadeesha said.The enquiry report is to be submitted to the government on 23 March. Jagadeesha said he will seek an extension in the case of any delay in the recording of evidences.

Nausheen and Jaleel were killed in the firing on 19 December during the protests here against the CAA.

The Karnataka government had decided to hold a CID probe and a magisterial enquiry into the incident.