GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - The State government has constituted a one-man inquiry committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary, Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Department Rajiv Kumar Bora, to inquire into the circumstances leading to the death of two persons and injury to many, including police personnel, besides loss of public property due to violence which erupted during the eviction drive conducted by the Nagaon district administration in the Kaziranga National Park on September 19.
The committee will ascertain the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. It will also ascertain if any individual or organisation was involved in inciting the protesters against the eviction drive and the authorities carrying out the eviction and if so, will fix responsibility.
The committee will inquire if there was any lapse on the part of the police and civil administration, and if so, will fix responsibility. It will also find out if any encroacher(s) is/are still occupying any forest land of KNP, and if so, will suggest ways for peaceful eviction of such encroachers.
Further, the committee will suggest measures for regulation of such violent protests causing loss of life and injury and loss of public property.
The committee will submit its report within 30 days from the date of issue of the notification (October 24).