Commission seeks extension
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Srinagar, Oct 26: The two-member judicial commission probing the civilian killings during the unrest in Kashmir valley earlier this year has sought extension to its three-month term as police has failed to submit its reports on the killings so far.
The Commission headed by Justice (retired) Bashirduddin Ahmad has written to the state government to extend its term for completing the probe, official sources said here today.
The term of the Commission, appointed by the state government on July 27 following an All Party Meeting convened by Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, was to expire on October 28, the sources said.
The Commission, which also comprises Justice (retd) Y P Nargotra, has sought extension as police has not submitted its reports in respect of the killings that took place between June 11 and July 19, they said, adding it had received affidavits from families of only 13 of the 17 persons killed.
It had issued a notification on August 31, seeking information on affidavits from the eyewitnesses within 15 days. However, the date for filing the affidavits was extended by a month after no one turned up at the expiry of the first deadline.
The Commission, however, has not sought any definite time-frame in which it proposes to complete the probe.
State Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister told PTI that the Commission will be granted the required time to complete the probe.
"The Commission could not complete its probe due to unavoidable circumstance and as such an extension becomes inevitable," he said.
The minister said the Government was keen to ascertain the facts surrounding these killings and fix the responsibility.
Asked about the delay in submission of police reports, the minister said, "all the government agencies will extend the necessary assistance to the commission."
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