Jat quota stir: Commission to receive complaints till 31 July

Gurgaon: The inquiry commission constituted to probe the loss of life and property during the February Jat pro-quota agitation in Haryana has extended the time limit for filing complaints till the end of this month.

The two-member Commission led by former chief justice of J&K and the Rajasthan high courts SN Jha had on 17 June issued public notice inviting complaints within 30 days from the general public.

File photo of the Jat agitation. PTI

File photo of the Jat agitation. PTI

The commission will now receive complaints till 31 July, said Sanjiv Kumar, Secretary to the Commission.

The Commission has former IPS officer NC Padhi as its member.

On Tuesday, Jha had told a press conference here the Commission had received only one CD in the name of complaint till then despite loss of lives and vandalism in several districts during the agitation.

After the chairman's statement some people came forward expressing their willingness in the media to file complaints.

The Commission has been asked to submit its report within six months from the date of its first sitting.

The Commission will look into circumstances relating to occurrence of violence leading to loss of lives and damage to properties and alleged violation of human rights from 18 to 23 February in Rohtak, Jhajjar, Sonepat, Jind, Hisar, Kaithal and Bhiwani districts.

It will also probe if there was any conspiracy to damage the social fabric.

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Updated Date: Jul 14, 2016 22:21:14 IST

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