Chennai: Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday appointed Commission of Inquiry headed by retired Judge Aruna Jagadeesan to go into Thoothukudi violence. The appointment of the retire judge resulted in controversy broke with the opposition parties and netizens crying foul over the appointment.
Madras High Court advocate M. Radhakrishnan, a counsel for Fathima, a petitioner in a case against Sterlite Industries, said the assault against the anti-Sterlite protestors was unprecedented. Never in the history, such a gruesome shoot out took place in Tamil Nadu.
He said the appointment of Justice Aruna Jagadeesan comes as shocker to every one. The probe must be conducted only by sitting judge of the Madras High court and not by a retired judge of the court. Even now it is not clear who gave the shoot out order. Only a sitting judge can act in an independent manner to bring out truth behind shoot out
The timeline for investigating this case has not been fixed and already the same judge gave a clean chit to the police who were involved in the infamous velachery shoot out killing five north Indians, said another madras High Court lawyer wishing not to be quoted.
It may be recalled that justice Aruna Jagadeesan courted controversy after the bech she was part of gave a clean chit to the Chennai city police in February 2015, for alleged fake encounters in Velachery that killed five men suspected of bank robbery. A plea for a CBI probe into the matter was also dismissed by the Madras HC....