Govt not to spare those found guilty
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Govt not to spare those found guilty

Minister PR Dasmunsi informs the Lok Sabha about government's determination to punish those found guilty by Srikrishna Commission.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2007 15:00 IST

Government will leave no stone unturned to punish those found guilty by the Srikrishna Commission which went into the communal riots in Mumbai in 1993, Lok Sabha was informed on Friday.

"No stone will be left unturned and we will deal with those found guilty (by the Commission) very firmly," Parliamentary Affairs Minister PR Dasmunsi said responding to the issue raised by CPI(M) leader Hannan Mollah, during the Zero Hour.

He said UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi was "seriously concerned" over the matter and Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh had said the recommendations have been partly complied with and his government would soon take action on the remaining recommendations.

Mollah said nine years had passed since the report had been submitted, but no action has yet been taken on the report which had identified 31 police personnel as well as some others who engineered the riots.

Claiming that the police personnel identified had since been promoted and not punished, he urged the government to assure that the recommendations would be implemented and those found guilty punished immediately as the delay was "sending wrong signals to the minority community".

First Published: Aug 24, 2007 14:29 IST