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Tuticorin Firing incident :EPS True face revealed?

Tuticorin Firing incident :EPS True face revealed?

On May 22, 2018 in Tuticorin, the incident of firing by the police department on local people who were holding a rally demanding the permanent closure of Sterlite copper smelter rocked the country. 13 people died in this firing.

Subsequently, the retired judge Aruna Jagadeesan Commission was set up regarding the Tuticorin firing incident. Now the report of the commission has been tabled in the Legislative Assembly. Synopsis of the report: Autopsy reveals that police used sniper rifles in Tuticorin shooting. Among the victims of the shooting, the bullet penetrated through the back of the head and exited through the front of the head.

Some have been shot through the back of the back, severing a vital organ such as the heart and exiting through the front of the chest. The protestors were not warned before opening fire. Constable Sudalaikannu alone fired 17 rounds at the protesters. No policeman was injured during the protest. 

The police opened fire on the public from hiding. Action should be taken against 17 people including the then District Collector, IG, DIG, SP. Chief Minister Palaniswami was advised by the officials to meet the fishermen association and request them not to participate in the protest. But he did not take any action. Apart from this, it is surprising that during the protest,Palaniswami did not take action despite giving all the details by the then Chief Secretary Girija, DGP, Intelligence.This was stated by the Commission in its report.

EdappadiPalaniswami, who was the Chief Minister at the time of the incident, had said that he came to know about the shooting after watching it on television. But Edappadi's lying has been blatantly exposed in the commission's investigation.All the party members who spoke yesterday in the Legislative Assembly on this report insisted on strict action against the culprits. They insisted that a case of murder should be registered. Responding to that, Chief Minister M. K. Stalin assured that ``all the culprits will be punished''.

In this way, the true face of then Chief Minister EdappadiPalaniswami has been exposed to the people of Tamil Nadu in the Tuticorin firing issue. What is the background of doing his duty systematically in this matter? Where is the answer to that riddle hidden? Who will be punished and how? What will the punishment be?

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin has been entrusted with the great responsibility of bringing the criminals to justice quickly. Not only the people of Thoothukudi district but also Tamil Nadu is eagerly waiting for justice to be served and the criminals to be punished. Let's wait and see!