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Panel blames police for firing on 'unarmed' anti-Sterlite protestors

Faults them for shooting without warning, recommends a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to kin of the deceased, including Rs 20 lakh already paid

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BS Reporter Chennai
A commission headed by justice Aruna Jagadeesan, constituted by the government of Tamil Nadu to look into the police firing during the anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi, has blamed the police department for firing against un-armed protestors. It was cited that no notice was issued to warn the protestors ahead of the firing.

The commission also recommended a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to the relatives of the deceased, including the Rs 20 lakh already paid.    

This comes at a time when Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta has decided to sell the Sterlite Copper and has invited expression of interest (EoI) from

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First Published: Oct 18 2022 | 6:39 PM IST

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