SIT to probe March 2 court clash

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 15:43

Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday ordered the formation of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by former CBI director RK Raghavan to probe the March 2 violence at the City Civil Court Complex.

The division bench of the court comprising justices Ajit Gunjal and BV Nagarathna issued the orders on a writ petition filed by the Advocates Association of Bangalore, seeking a CBI enquiry into the violence.

Raghavan had also headed the Supreme Court appointed SIT to probe the post-Godhra Gulberg massacre case.

The court also ordered the SIT to investigate the alleged `false` reporting by the electronic media and ordered issue of notice to the Centre to frame regulations for electronic channels to report such incidents.

The court has directed the SIT to complete the exercise in three months.

The Judicial Commission of Enquiry constituted by the Karnataka government to probe the March 2 violence at civil court complex has been asked to submit its report in three months.

The Commission, headed by Justice RG Vaidyanathan, has been asked to enquire into sequence of events and circumstances as well as reasons leading to the extensive violence, burning of private and public vehicles, physical violence between media persons, advocates and police in the premises of City Civil Court complex here on March 2.

Sixty-five persons, including 52 police personnel, were injured when lawyers went on a rampage protesting presence of media persons to cover the appearance of former minister and mining baron Janardhan Reddy in a mining case in the city civil court complex on March 2.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 15:43

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