14 CoIs, 21 MAGISTERIAL PROBES ORDERED
Reports Awaited In 12 Cases
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Mar 17: The state government has constituted 14 Commissions of Inquiry (COIs) under Commission of Inquiry Act since 1998. Besides, 21 Magisterial Inquiries have also been ordered in different incidents in the state since January 1, 2009.
In a written reply to the question by PDP legislator Choudhary Zulfikar Ali, the government said that three Commissions of Inquiry including inquiry into the causes of circumstances that lead to death of one Farooq Ahmed Sheikh son of Ghulam Qadir Sheikh of Sopore in 2008, causes and circumstances which lead to the alleged suicide by Kuldeep Kumar of Bishnah during Amarnath land agitation in 2008 and the events resulting in the death of 17 persons in Kashmir during summer 2010 have yet to submit their reports.
Out of total 21 Magisterial Inquiries, reports in 9 cases have not been submitted so far.
In the killing of Zahid Farooq son of Farooq Ahmed of Brane, Nishat who was killed in February 2010 while playing cricket near a tourist place in Kashmir, the DGP was requested to furnish present status of the case registered in this regard while in the alleged excesses by 34-RR at Kangripora, Pakherpora in Budgam in December 2009 the inquiry report has been accepted by the government and a case FIR number 276/09 U/S 148, 149, 354, 452, 457, 380, 332, 427 and 232 RPC registered in police station Beerwa and also GOC in Chief Northern Command was requested that the SOPs (Standard Operation Procedures) be followed strictly to prevent unnecessarily friction with people of the villages were cordon and search operations are being conducted, the reply furnished by the government said.
It said that government ordered closure of inquiry commission, headed by Justice (Retired) ML Koul, appointed to enquire into the causes and circumstances which led to the death of some persons allegedly in custody and fake encounters. The Commission, which was constituted on April 2, 2007 filed its report on December 31, 2008. “However, as the report does not reveal anything substantial, it was ordered that it shall cease to exist with effect from December 12, 2008”, the minister for law, justice and parliamentary affairs said in the reply.
Regarding the enquiry commission constituted to look into the events resulting in the death of 17 persons in Kashmir division, the minister said that the commission has not filed its report as of now and its term has been extended. “However, the High Court has issued interim directions, restraining the Commission from finalising its report in OWP No 38 of 2011”, he said.
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