The West Bengal government on Saturday set up judicial commissions to probe four incidents of killing and alleged police atrocity that took place over the past four decades.
The four commissions, comprising retired high court judges, have been asked to submit their reports in six months, state law minister Moloy Ghatak said.
Retired chief justice of Orissa high court SK Chatterjee will probe the killing of 13 Youth Congress workers in police firing on July 21, 1993. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who was then Youth Congress president, was leading a march to the Writers' Building when the firing took place.
Retired justice Asit Kumar Bishi of Calcutta high court will probe the alleged massacre of more than 150 Naxalites at Burranagar - Cossipore in north Kolkata on August 12-13, 1971, while the killing of 23 Santhal tribals on June 30, 1999 at Garbetta in West Midnapore will be investigated by retired justice Nikhil Bhattacharya of Calcutta high court.
Retired justice HR Bhattacharya of Calcutta high court will probe the alleged suicide of 30-year-old block development officer Kallol Sur at Daspur in West Midnapore. Sur had alleged misappropriation of NREGS funds by the CPM-led panchayat. The police had claimed he committed suicide.