SHILLONG, April 22 - Meghalaya Government has appointed former Gauhati High Court judge Justice (Rtd) B D Agarwal to head the judicial commission that will probe the alleged police firing in North Garo Hills.
�The Governor has notified the appointment of Justice Agarwal as chairman of the judicial inquiry commission into the incident,� Chief secretary KS Kropha today said.
Kropha said the notification was issued earlier this week and the Commission has been given six month�s time to file its report.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had assured the State Assembly of appointing a judicial inquiry into the March 6 incident in which three persons while returning from a weekly market, were allegedly fired at by police when they did not stop their vehicle at a police check point in Kaldang area of the district.
The trio were injured in the incident and following it a mob torched a police station and seven vehicles. Resubelpara MLA and former CM SC Marak had demanded in the Assembly a judicial inquiry and adequate compensation for the victims.
The injured were compensated with Rs 20,000 each and the two policemen accused of firing at the vehicles were suspended. � PTI