Koregaon Bhima: Commission sees 150 affidavits, compensation to victims in next 8 days
The state government appointed a two-member judicial commission headed by former chief justice of Calcutta high court Justice Jai Narayan Patel and state chief secretary Sumit Mullick.pune Updated: Jun 13, 2018 16:26 IST
The office of the judicial commission appointed to probe the Bhima Koregaon riots on January 1, 2018, has received 150 applications-cum-affidavits from different individuals and organisations as of June 11, the last date of submission for the same.
The administration has assigned the old zilla parishad (ZP) building in the city for the day-to-day affairs of the commission.
The state government released a state-wide notification regarding the affidavits on May 12. The application form acceptance work began on May 14. Different Dalit outfits, including the Bharip Bahujan Mahasangh Prakash Ambedkar, have demanded an extension of the deadline.
The state government appointed a two-member judicial commission headed by former chief justice of Calcutta high court Justice Jai Narayan Patel and state chief secretary Sumit Mullick. The committee recently visited Jay Stambh, Vadu Budruk and Bhima Koregaon as a part of their investigation.
Meanwhile, a special meeting between Dalit victims and Pune guardian minister Girish Bapat, along with minister for social welfare, Dilip Kamble, and revenue minister Chandrakant Patil, was held at Mantralaya on Tuesday.
Republican Yuva Morcha president Rahul Damble, who attended the meeting, said that officials from the revenue, social welfare and rehabilitation department were present.
“A number of decisions related to the withdrawal of cases against Dalit youth and awarding compensation to Dalit victims of the riots were taken ,” he said. Minister Dilip Kamble had also announced compensation for Pooja Sakat’s family, but so far nothing has happened, activists claimed.