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Government hasn’t accepted judicial panel reports

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMAKANT DESHPANDE
Published : Jan 4, 2018, 3:54 am IST
Updated : Jan 4, 2018, 3:54 am IST

Sources said that the reports of these commissions were kept pending for several years or were not implemented or rejected.

Eknath Khadse
 Eknath Khadse

Mumbai: After the Gundewar commission, the state government has appointed as many as four judicial commissions over the past 15 years, but refrained from accepting any of their reports.

The judicial commissions have been appointed in four incidents. Justice K.N. Patil was appointed in the Malegaon riots of October 26, 2001 and again in former revenue minister Eknath Khadse’s land purchase in Pune; justice Rajan Kochar was appointed in the Mandhardevi (Satara district) stampede of January 25, 2005; justice J.A. Patil was appointed to probe irregularities in the construction of Adarsh building; and justice M.G. Gaikwad was appointed in the Maval firing incident of August 9, 2011.

Sources said that the reports of these commissions were kept pending for several years or were not implemented or rejected.

In 1999, justice Gundewar submitted an enquiry report where he recommended action against PSI Manohar Kadam who ordered opening fire on the mob. But the government did not do anything for two years and only after pressure from dalit organisations, a FIR was registered and he was punished after 12 years.

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