TN: Panel inspects jallikattu protest site in Coimbatore

The one-man commission was appointed by the state government to probe how violence seeped into the Jallikattu protests.

Coimbatore: The one-man commission appointed by the Tamil Nadu government to probe the circumstances leading to violent incidents here following the agitation over Jallikattu issue, inspected the protest venue at VOC park grounds and several other places here on Thursday.

District Collector T N Hariharan, Deputy Commissioner of Police Lakshmi along with senior district and police officials, accompanied Justice (Retd) S Rajeswaran for the inspection.

Later, Rajeswaran said he was here to get the first-hand information on the circumstances leading to the violent incidents across the city.

Stating that he had already visited the violence-hit areas in Chennai and conducted enquiries with police officials, Rajeswaran said he would visit Madurai next after the inspection and investigation in the city and Salem.

The news of the commission's visits to affected localities would be publicised through newspapers, so that the public and students could depose before it, he said.

The report will be submitted to the state government at the earliest, he added.

Rajeswaran visited Gandhipuram Bus stand, Meenaskhi Marriage Hall, Codissia grounds and a private college premises, where the violent incidents took place on January 23 and 24.

( Source : PTI )
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