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Centre appoints judicial panel to probe Manipur violence

The Central government on Sunday instituted a judicial commission headed by former chief justice of Gauhati High Court Justice Ajai Lamba to probe the recent violence in Manipur that left over 90 people dead close to 300 injures and rendered thousands of people homeless.

While the central government appointed Justice Ajai Lamba as the chairperson of the commission, 1982 batch retired IAS officer of Assam Meghalaya cadre, Himangshu Sekhar Das and 1986 batch IPS officer Aloka Prabhakar, as the members of the commission.

The Commission to be headquartered in Imphal will submit its report to the central government as soon as possible but not later than six months from the date of its first sitting. Besides carrying inquiry into the causes and spread of violence among different communities, the commission of inquiry will also inquire into the sequence of events leading to such violence and will find out any direction of duty on the part of any authority and adequacy of administrative measures taken to prevent and deal with such a violence and riot.

A notification issued by additional secretary to the Ministry of Home Affairs Piyush Goyal to this effect on Sunday said that the inquiry commission will also look into any complaints or allegation levelled by any individual or organisation regarding the violenceĀ andĀ riots.

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