Report on jallikattu violence in another 8 months: Panel

first_imgCoimbatore, Nov 16 (PTI) The one-man commission of inquiry probing the violence during the jallikattu (taming of bull) protests in Tamil Nadu, today said it will submit its report in another eight months. The commission headed by retired Madras High Court judge, S Rajasekaran, told reporters in Salem that summons have been issued to 447 people, out of which 108 have deposed before the commission. Of the 11 persons summoned, seven were examined in Salem and four others will be heard tomorrow, he said. Summons will be also issued to those film personalities and police officials who addressed those who supported the demand for allowing the sport during the protests held in January this year and inquiry with them will begin from January next, he added. Stating that the hearing in Chennai and Madurai was already over, Rajasekaran said that after the detailed probe, it will take another eight months to submit the report. The Tamil Nadu government had on January 31 announced a Commission of Inquiry to go into the circumstances leading to the violence during the pro-Jallikattu stir at the Marina beach in Chennai and elsewhere in the state and the alleged police excesses. PTI NVM ROHlast_img

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