Panel to probe ‘fake’ encounter of tribal woman
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 20:54
Raipur (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has said the one-member judicial commission appointed to probe into the allegations of fake encounter of a tribal woman in Sarguja district will investigate the matter impartially and guilty will not be spared, sources quoting him said on Wednesday.

"The state government has taken the matter very seriously and has already set up a one-member judicial panel headed by Anita Jha, district and sessions judge of Bilaspur. The commission will submit its report within three months. Anyone found guilty in the probe will not be spared," sources said quoting Singh.

The victim Meena Khalkho, a tribal woman, was allegedly killed in an encounter with police on July 6 under Chando police station limits in Sarguja revenue district of the state.

The Opposition Congress has alleged that Khalkho was raped by the policemen before being murdered.

According to the special order issued by the state government in this regard, the probe will be based on six points and would verify the claim of the police that the victim was a naxalite commander and was engaged into an encounter with around 30-35 cadres in Navadih village on July six.

Prominent among the six points are the circumstances that led to death of the victim, other evidences and the measures to be adopted to prevent recurrence of such incidents.

The Opposition Congress had yesterday disrupted the proceedings of Chhattisgarh Assembly demanding an adjournment motion over the issue.


First Published: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 20:54

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