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Ex-HC judge to probe Meghalaya firing

By The Assam Tribune
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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

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Ex-HC judge to  probe Meghalaya firing

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

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