Thoothukudi firing: Commission seeks info from public

Thoothukudi firing: Commission seeks info from public

Starting its probe to find out what led to the violence on the 100th day of the anti-sterlite protest in Thoothukudi, the inquiry commission headed by retired Justice Aruna Jagadheesan today asked the public to file affidavits of what they know about the incident.
A public notice released on behalf of the commission asked the public, either direct witnesses or who knew details about the cause of violence to file complaints till June 22.

The inquiry commission, formed to probe the Thoothukudi police firing incident, will begin investigation on Monday, say reports.

The single-member inquiry commission, headed by retired judge Aruna Jagadeesan, will hold a discussion at the Thoothukudi district collectorate on Monday before proceeding to investigation.

As part of her investigation, the retired judge will visit the injured in the hospital and inspect the locations where police firing took place. The judge has been allocated an office at the government guest house in Thoothukudi. She will investigate the matter and submit a report to the state government in three months, say reports.

The inquiry will cover the “law and order incidents following the siege of the District Collectorate by thousands of persons violating prohibitory orders,” an official release said.

Appointing retired Judge Aruna Jagadeesan for the task, the government said she would submit her report to the government. However, the time-frame for submitting the report has not been specified.