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Maoist attack: Sitting High Court judge to probe

Raipur, May 29: Chhattisgarh High Court's Justice Prashant Mishra will probe the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh last weekend.The judicial commission headed by Justice Mishra has been constituted to probe the Naxal attack

PTI [ Updated: May 29, 2013 11:11 IST ]
maoist attack sitting high court judge to probe
maoist attack sitting high court judge to probe

Raipur, May 29: Chhattisgarh High Court's Justice Prashant Mishra will probe the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh last weekend.




The judicial commission headed by Justice Mishra has been constituted to probe the Naxal attack in Jiram valley of Darbha region of Bastar district and it will submit its report within three months, an official here said.

Chief Minister Raman Singh had on Saturday last ordered the judicial probe into the incident and requested the High Court Chief Justice to appoint a sitting judge to head the judicial commission.

According to the official, the investigation will be done on different points including the circumstances under which the incident had occurred on May 25, whether it could have been averted, lapses in providing adequate security and whether all security measures were followed by security agencies as well as the organisers of the Parivartan rally of Congress.

It will also examine the aspect of coordination among state police and other armed forces, response of the police officials after getting the news of the attack, time taken by the forces to reach the attack spot and others.

The National Investigation Agency is also probing the Maoist ambush and killings.

Heavily-armed Maoists had on Saturday ambushed a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district, killing 27 people including Congress leader Mahendra Karma, PCC chief Nand Kumar Patel, his son Dinesh and ex-MLA Uday Mudliyar and injuring 32 others, including former union minister V C Shukla.


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