Cooch Behar (West Bengal): A senior magistrate will conduct an administrative inquiry into the police firing on Forward Bloc supporters in Dinhata. It is expected to begin next week. “Generally a deputy magistrate conducts such an inquiry but in this case a senior magistrate will do the job as the government is considering it as a serious one,” Cooch Behar District Magistrate R. K. Sinha said on Saturday.

West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee ordered an administrative probe into the firing that claimed the lives of five Forward Bloc supporters. The name of the senior magistrate who will conduct the inquiry will be finalised after consultations with the higher authorities, Mr. Sinha said. — PTI

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