Mamata Banerjee says action will be taken against cops involved in 1993 firing that killed 13 activists

Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said those who were involved in the police firing on 21 July, 1993, that led to the death of 13 youth Congress activists, would not be spared.

"After we came to power in 2011. We had formed a judicial commission to probe the deaths of 13 political activists on 21 July, 1993. The report of the judicial commission says that the incident was a deep-rooted conspiracy," Banerjee said while addressing Martyr's day rally.

File image of West Bengal chief minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee. PTI

File image of West Bengal chief minister and TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee. PTI

The 21 July Martyrs’ Day rally is organised by the Trinamool Congress in memory of 13 youth Congress workers who were shot dead by the police in Kolkata during a protest-movement led by Mamata Banerjee on that day in 1993.

Banerjee was then a leader of the youth Congress.

"The judicial commission has recommended that those who were framed by the then state government should be released. We will withdraw all the cases. The Commission has also recommended that those who were responsible for the police firing should be booked and the state government is bound to act against them. We will not spare those who were involved in the firing," she said.

She also announced that the families of the victims will be given a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each.

Updated Date: Jul 21, 2017 20:48 PM

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