The Punjab government on Friday notified the commission of inquiry under Justice VK Bali (retd) to probe the circumstances that led to the Moga incident. The notification states that the probe will be completed in two months. The terms of reference of the inquiry will be settled by the transport department.
The government has also appointed former acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court, Justice Ashutosh Mohanta (retd), as the chairman of the committee to make recommendations regarding safety of the general public, especially women and children, travelling in public transport. The committee will be assisted by the principal secretary, transport, state transport commissioner and ADGP traffic. The committee will make its recommendations in two months.
A 13-year-old girl and her mother were allegedly pushed out of a moving bus by its staff on April 29. While the girl died, the mother received serious injuries. The bus belonged to Orbit Aviation Limited, a company co-owned by deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal.