DIMAPUR, May 19 � The Judicial Inquiry Commission (JIC) set up by the Government of Nagaland to inquire into the jail break in Dimapur and subsequent killing of rape accused Syed Sarif Khan by a mob on March 5 held its first meeting. The commission will also probe the death of one Inito Swu in the ensuing violence on the night of March 5.
The State government had constituted the JIC, headed by Justice BD Agarwal, retired High Court judge, as Chairman and Veprasa Nyekha, retired District & Sessions Judge, as member to ascertain the causes and circumstances that led to the incident of vandalism and forcible entry into the Dimapur Central Jail on March 5 by a mob and killing of the under-trial prisoner Syed Sarif Khan and also the death of Inito Swu in the ensuing violence.
The government had earlier instituted a one-man inquiry commission headed by the retired District & Session Judge, Veprasa Nyekha, to inquire into the facts and circumstances that led to the March 5 incident.
According to an official statement today, the JIC held its first meeting at the Police Officers� Mess at Chumukedima here on May 17.
Justice Agarwal had stated in an order that the Commission had decided to invite written statements from individuals, family members of victims and organisations interested to assist the commission regarding the March 5 incident.
The written statements should be submitted with affidavits, documents and evidences in any form at the Commission�s office at Police Officers� Mess at Chumukedima on or before June 16, 2015, the order said.
It informed that the inquiry commission had been asked �to ascertain the person/persons, group/groups responsible for the incident, lapses or dereliction of duty on the part of government officials, public authorities, etc.�
The Commission also made special appeals to the local dailies/media fraternity, the Naga Students� Federation, All Nagaland College Students� Union, Naga Council Dimapur, Dimapur Naga Students� Union, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Western Sumi Students� Union, Naga Mothers� Association Dimapur, Survival Nagaland, Naga Spear, Naga Blog, GBs� Federation Dimapur, GBs Union Dimapur, principals of SD Jain Girls College, Dimapur Government College, Public College of Commerce, Patkai Christian College, Dimapur Law College, Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School, Government Higher Secondary School Dimapur and other colleges, institutions, students� unions of various colleges in Dimapur, Dimapur Municipal Council officials, Village Council chairman of Diphupar A and B, Aoyimti, Chekiye, Naharbari, Padumpukhuri, Purana Bazaar, family members of the victims to submit written statements.