Kishtwar Violence: Judicial probe yet to take off

It’s upto the Govt how they manage the probe in stipulated time-frame: Div Com

YOGESH SAGOTRA

Jammu, Sep 7: The one-man Commission of Inquiry (CoI) appointed by the government, about a month back, to probe Kishtwar clashes was yet to initiate the probe.
 The government had appointed retired High Court Judge R C Gandhi as one-man Commission to probe the August 9 clashes and also look into the alleged administrative lapses, if any. Qazi Sarwar, Additional Secretary to Government, Housing and Urban Development Department, was subsequently appointed as the Secretary of Commission.
 “The Commission is yet to arrive in Kishtwar despite the fact that the district administration has already identified office place and deputed some officials to help the Commission in the probe”, official sources said.
 When contacted, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Shantmanu, said; “Government has already set-up a separate office and constituted a team of officers to assist Justice (retd) Gandhi in the investigation. We are expecting him to arrive in Kishtwar in a day or two to initiate the process”, he added.
 About the inordinate delay in the beginning of the probe, the Divisional Commissioner said; “It’s up to the government and Justice Gandhi that how they manage the whole process in stipulated time-frame”.
 The decision to hold the judicial probe into Kishtwar clashes was taken on August 12. "In order to establish the truth behind Kishtwar violence and what followed, the State Government has decided to order a judicial inquiry," Chief Minister Omar Abdullah had said adding that the probe will be held by a retired judge of the High Court and its outcome will be made public.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Sep 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 7 Sep 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 8 Sep 2013 00:00:00 IST




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