Maharashtra government Monday said that Justice Shrikant Malte, a former Bombay High Court judge, would conduct inquiry into the communal riot in Dhule (north Maharashtra) in January, in which six people were killed.
Maharashtra Police has admitted in its report to the state government on the January 6 Dhule riots that the police firing was "excessive but necessary" as the situation had gone out of control.
Maharashtra Government on Tuesday ordered a judicial probe into the recent communal riots in Dhule, a city in North Maharashtra.
A CID probe has been ordered into last Sunday`s communal clashes and subsequent police firing in Maharashtra`s Dhule town that left five dead and nearly 200 injured, police said on Saturday.
The death toll in communal violence here in Maharashtra rose to five on Tuesday with another person wounded in police firing succumbing to injuries, police said.
Day in Pics: 29th August
August 29, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai