Assam: Commission to inquire into farmers’ firing

Assam govt has constituted a one-man commission of inquiry to probe circumstances leading to the killing of four jute farmers.

Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 23:04 PM IST

Guwahati: Assam government has constituted
a one-man commission of inquiry headed by Justice (Retd)
Hareswar Barua to probe circumstances leading to the killing
of four jute farmers during a road blockade in Darrang
district on October 10.

The commission will ascertain the circumstances leading
to the killing of four persons and injuries to eight others in
a police firing during the blockade by farmers on National
Highway 52 at Dalgaon area in the district.

The panel will examine whether police action, including
firing, was justified and also ascertain if any person or
persons and/or organisations were responsible for the
violence, an official release said.

The commission will also determine whether there were
any lapse on the part of any authority, and if so, to fix the
responsibility accordingly.

The commission will submit its report within six months
of notification of its constitution.

The farmers had blocked the NH 52 demanding minimum
support price of their products.

PTI