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Set up high-level probe: Speaker

india Updated: Sep 15, 2006 01:23 IST
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SPEAKER MATA Prasad on Thursday asked the State Government to conduct a high-level inquiry into the attack on the Loreto Convent on September 10.

Following the Speaker’s directive, the State Government assured the House of taking strict action against those responsible for the incident. Speaking on the issue, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Mohammad Azam Khan said that such kind of violent act could not be justified.

Some people tried to vitiate the atmosphere as they did on December 6, 1992, he said.  Congress Legislature Party leader Pramod Tiwari said the attack could not justified. Tiwari demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident and adequate security for the school.

Earlier, raising the issue Peter Fanthome, MLA, said the goons reached the school at about 4 pm, broke open the main gate and vandalised the school.

They did not even spare the chapel, he said.

Participating in the discussion, Opposition leader Lalji Tandon and BJP MLA Narendra Kumar Singh Gaur said the September 6 incident could not be justified.

Probe report

THE INQUIRY committee probing the September 6 incident at Loreto Convent has almost completed its task and is all set to submit the probe report to the district magistrate by Friday. The committee will piece together all the facts and data collected along with its recommendations and hand over the final report to DM Ramendra Tripathi.

When contacted the DM said: “The committee could not meet over the last two days as all the members were not in the city. On Thursday, the DIOS was busy with Kanya Vidyadhan programme.

Now all the four officials will sit together and give a complete shape to the report. I’m expecting the report in a day or two.” The DM added: “Once I get the report from the committee I will forward it to the chief secretary.”  Members of the inquiry committee stated that they had recorded the statements of the principal and students of Loreto Convent on the prayer session issue and would give their recommendations after examining the statements.

CM’s assurance
CM assured the Vidhan Sabha that the State Government would not allow any injustice to the farmers. The CM stated this in response to allegations of BJP MLA  Hukum Singh, who raised the issue of misuse of government funds to the tune of Rs 1000 crore.