February 2001 News

Justice O P Sharma to conduct Haigam judicial probe

20 February 2001
The Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU: The J&K Government have appointed Mr Justice O P Sharma, Judge of J&K High Court as One Man Commissioner of Inquiry to enquire into the firing on procession of inhabitants of Haigam, Sopore, District Baramulla on 15th February, 2001. In a notification issued here, the Government have asked the Commission to enquire into the causes and circumstance which led to the event of firing at Hiagam, Sopore on February 15, 2001, resulting in the death of certain persons and causing injuries to others. It shall also enquire whether the fire opened by the forces on the crowd was justified or not and fix responsibility for using excessive force, if any. The Commission shall perform all the functions necessary for holding the enquiry or incidental thereto and submit its report to the Government within a period of two months. The probe has been ordered by the Government in exercise of powers conferred by Section-3 of Jammu and Kashmir Commission of Inquiry Act 1962.


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