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PUNJAB-Murders in Cold Blood

PUNJAB-Murders in Cold Blood

October 27, 1979 situation to drift, the police fired nearly 60 rounds of tear gas shells to disperse the rioters. When this failed, they fired 47 rounds, killing four persons on the spot and injuring many, some critically. Sixty-eight persons, including Noor Ahmed, wore arrested. There is general agreement that the firing could have been avoided had the police taken adequate measures after the alleged provocative communal speech by Noor Ahmed the previous evening. This is also the view of K K Roy Ganguly of the CITU-led union.

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