Haryana Government today appointed a 2-me Haryana Government today appointed a 2-member Commission of Inquirymber Commission of Inquiry
Chandigarh, April 8- Haryana Government today appointed a 2-me Haryana Government today appointed a 2-member Commission of Inquirymber Commission of Inquiry under the Commissions of Inquiry, Act, 1952 headed by Mr Justice (Retd.) S. N. Jha, former Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court and Rajasthan High Court, to inquire into the sequence of events leading to, and all facts and circumstances relating to, the occurrence of violence leading to loss of lives, damage to properties, both private and public including roads, canals, railway stations, police stations and illegal felling of trees and violation of human rights from February 18 to 23,2016 in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal and Bhiwani.
The Commission would also inquire into existence of a deep rooted conspiracy, if any, to damage the social fabric of the society and any such matter as may be found relevant in the course of the inquiry.
The other member of the Commission is former IPS officer Mr N. C. Padhi, who was Secretary Security, Government of India.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal had announced in the House during the recent Budget Session of the State Assembly that a Judicial Inquiry would be ordered to inquire into the recent incidents of arson and disturbances during the agitation for reservation.
The Commission shall also inquire into the complaints or allegations that may be made before the Commission by any individual or association in such form, as may be specified by the Commission. It shall devise and specify its own procedure for conduct of the inquiry subject to provisions of the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952.
The Commission shall submit its report to the State Government as soon as possible, but not later than six months from the date of its first sitting. The headquarters of the Commission shall be at Chandigarh.
Mr Justice S. N. Jha had joined legal profession in 1969 and practiced it in the Patna High Court. He was appointed permanent Judge of Patna High Court in July 1990 and in February 2004 he was elevated as Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court. Later in October 2005, he was transferred to Rajasthan High Court.
Mr Justice Jha has also served as President of Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi and Chairperson of Bihar State Human Rights Commission.
After a three year research assignment with the National Police Commission (1979-81), Mr Padhi joined the Intelligence Bureau and served the organization for 25 years. He was selected into the hard core of the Intelligence Bureau cadre and served for more than a decade in difficult field assignments apart from holding crucial analytical desks at the headquarters. He specialized in areas like Islamic Affairs and the North-East India and was the Special Director, Intelligence Bureau from 2002-05.
Mr Padhi was appointed as Secretary Security to the Government of India in the Cabinet Secretariat in 2005 and managed the National Crisis Management Group and was a member of the Security Core Group in addition to being in charge of several security related organizations and issues.