2-week ‘deadline’on jailbreak probe panel
By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: The SCAMOD also issued a two-week deadline to the government to appoint a new judge to head the probe into the infamous Shillong Jailbreak case.
The State Government is yet to fill up the gap of Justice D Biswas, who left the probe midway for a “better assignment” in Assam.
It was learnt that the inquiry commission led by Biswas was in its final stage to file the report.
The two-week “deadline” issued by the SCAMOD to appoint a new judge to head the commission starts from Friday.
“If the government failed to respond to our demands, we will resort to agitations,” KSU general secretary and SCAMOD member Hamlet Dohling said.
Earlier, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma had assured the NGOs that a new judge would be appointed to carry on the probe.
Justice D Biswas relinquished his responsibilities with only a month left before the commission was scheduled to submit its report to the government by May 31 this year.
The inquiry commission was set up after under trail prisoners, including a dreaded ‘contract killer’ Fullmoon Dhar, escaped from the district jail on May 31.
Fullmoon was later gunned down by the police in an alleged fake encounter in Jaintia Hills and the rest were later arrested.
Source: The Shillong Times