Retired justice Iqbal Singh to probe violence in Rewari

The Haryana government today appointed justice Iqbal Singh (retd) to inquiry into the violence following a clash between farmers and police personnel in Rewari over land acquisition recently.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 27, 2012 18:12 IST

The Haryana government on Friday appointed justice Iqbal Singh (retd) as head of commission of enquiry to probe violence in Rewari over land acquisition.

The state government had earlier decided to appoint a commission of enquiry for investigating into violence at Rewari on July 22.

Justice Singh is a retired judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

The commission shall complete its enquiry and submit its report to the state government within a period of three months, the spokesperson said.

The state government had stayed further land acquisition proceedings till the two committees constituted by the government submit its reports.

While state industries minister Randeep Singh Surjewala would head the government committee along with health minister Rao Narender Singh and other officials as its members, the farmers would decide their 11 committee members.

The farmers' committee will also deliberate with the state government committee and the report would be submitted to the chief minister.

Villagers opposing land acquisition had on Sunday clashed with police torched several vehicles and blocked the Delhi-Jaipur national highway as cops opened fire on a mob at village Asalwas in Rewari.

Over 60 people, including 40 police personnel, were injured as protesters, who were opposing acquisition of 3,300 acres of land in 16 villages for setting up an industrial estate by HSIIDC, turned violent during a mahapanchayat.

First Published: Jul 27, 2012 16:52 IST